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While US positions have somewhat firmed up on its engagement in Syria, the question of Bashar Al-Assad still lacks a last word

The endgame is in sight for the Syrian Civil War. But after the guns fall silent, the task will still remain of managing the aftermath

The United States and Russia are pushing for a major new alignment of forces in the new Middle East

Is an American-Iranian presidential summit on the cards? If so, what would each side stand to gain

The period of Nasser has come in for unprecedented criticism of late. Learning from the past is one thing, but it is perilous to oblige a nation to break from it

It seems that Israel got from the American-Russian summit the assurances it wanted. The Palestinians and the Arabs, so far, got nothing

Russia appears to be consolidating its Middle East influence, balancing Iran and Israel while the United States watches in the background

The advances of the Syrian government, unopposed by Washington, in regaining control over Syrian territories signal a shift in international balances, with peace in Syria now a viable prospect

Trump and Putin are to meet, one-on-one. Each side will have its agenda, but hopes are that Syria will be a beneficiary of a new détente between the US and Russia

The disappointing performance of Arab teams at the World Cup should spur a period of reflection on why the Arabs underperform on many levels

The Sentosa Summit appears to have laid the ground for avoiding a possible nuclear escalation in northeast Asia, though many details remain to be ironed out

Off one minute, on the next, the road to the Singapore summit between the US and North Korea is strewn with uncertainties

Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has sent shockwaves across the region. But it doesn’t mean that the JCPOA is dead in the water

The historic meeting of the North and South Korean leaders paves the way for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which the Trump administration should focus on facilitating

Last week’s Western attacks on Syria were meant as a warning that the West is still capable of weighing in on the future of Syria and the Middle East region

North Korea will need Chinese support in its negotiations with the United States, with China taking an active role in finding solutions to the security challenges on the Korean Peninsula

The sudden departure of Rex Tillerson confirms the pivot of the Trump White House towards a more confrontational US foreign policy

A possible US-North Korea summit will be about much more than simply Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes

US-Russian relations have deteriorated markedly, with some speaking of a return to the Cold War. Even if true, the Arab world need not fall within its thralls

The Security Council has called for a nationwide ceasefire in Syria. The question is whether the political will exists for it to happen

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