Week in Review


Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, June 15, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Axel Schmidt)

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Iran seizes high ground in Saudi-Qatar dispute

Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017 | Week in Review

Iran probably can’t believe its luck; is it time for a second look at the Aleppo “narrative”?

Mixed messages since US-Saudi-Islamic summit prove costly

Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017 | Week in Review

Is the United States missing an opportunity with Iran in the war against the Islamic State? Turkey, Hamas deal with fallout from Qatar dispute; Al-Monitor had the jump on “secret” US-Russia talks on Syria.

Saudi bloc splinters over hard line on Iran

Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017 | Week in Review

Riyadh summit may have fueled sectarian animosities; Hamas resets its ties with Iran and Russia.

Iran follows Russia’s lead in backing Syria safe zones

Sunday, May. 28, 2017 | Week in Review

Russia’s proposal legitimates Iranian military role in Syria; supreme leader hails victory for "Islamic democracy"; Turkish intervention in Sinjar could disrupt Mosul liberation plans; Egypt’s media crackdown.

Is Trump holding a Russian card in the Middle East?

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Week in Review

Trump visit launches new US-Saudi partnership, but the endgame in the Middle East still depends on Moscow and Tehran.

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