Scramble for Syria

Iran’s support for the Al-Assad regime in Damascus has long provided it with a foothold in Lebanon, Palestine, and the rest of the region. But with its deepening role in the Syrian civil war, Tehran is losing hearts and minds in the Arab World.




Iran’s Small Hand in Yemen

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Iranian support for the Houthis has been marginal and does not shape their decision making as much as local alliances and conflict dynamics do.


The Fall of Aleppo

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Syrian rebels are unlikely to rebound from defeat anytime soon, while Iran and Russia stand to gain immensely.




America’s Middle East Challenge

Washington’s foreign policy rests on shaky ground due to longstanding mistrust by Arabs and Iranians alike. To ease tensions and fight terrorism, the United States should support a new order based on cooperation among regional powers.