In his October 13 speech outlining Washington’s policy toward Iran, President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran, unless Congress and U.S. allies succeed in closing what the U.S. claims are key loopholes in the accord.
On November 19, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Antalya, Turkey to prepare for a November 22 summit in Russia to discuss efforts to resolve the Syrian civil war.
Upheaval continues to rock the Middle East, and complex power dynamics are exacerbating conflicts between states across Asia.
The United Nations (UN) observes its annual ‘International Day of Tolerance’ today, November 16.  
On November 13, the U.S. House of Representatives took a meaningful, though symbolic step, towards reasserting a measure of congressional oversight over wars that have seen as much as sixteen years of combat, with possibly many more years to go.