Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Obama Calls for Peace Talks Without Conditions

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Obama called on Palestinians to begin talks with Israel despite settlement activity; Iraq is on edge; and it's unclear if a Kurdish initiative and Netanyahu’s apology represent new trends in Turkish foreign policy.

Kerry to Assad, Opposition: 'Come to the Table'

Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to “come to the table” to begin negotiations; the bitter springs of Tunisia and Egypt; and Gaza Salafists fight in Syria.

The Iraqi and Turkish Fault Lines

Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

The Syria war spreads to Iraq; Turkey is increasingly divided over Prime Minister Erdogan’s Syrian policies; and Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to the region includes progress toward a political solution in Syria.

Hagel, Syria, the P5+1 and Iran

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

The Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense as the United States announced $60 million in non-lethal aid to the Syrian Opposition Council; Israel, Iraq and Lebanon continue to be concerned about the regionalization of the war in Syria; and Iran puts Syria in play after the P5+1 meetings.

No Conditions on Syrian Dialogue

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Al-Monitor’s coverage and analysis of the demonstrations in the West Bank, the role of Hezbollah in Syria, and the urgency of starting negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition without conditions.

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