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.


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.

Setting low bar for Trump-Erdogan meeting

Sunday, May. 14, 2017 | Week in Review

With US-Turkey relations in crisis, the meeting of the US and Turkish presidents will be about appearances over substance; Saudis will press Trump on Iran; storm clouds over Sinjar; Hamas clamps down on journalists.

Putin changes conversation on Syria with cease-fire plan

Sunday, May. 7, 2017 | Week in Review

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the de-escalation zones are linked to US safe zone discussions.

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