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.
Saudi Arabia is going to great lengths to present itself as “moderate”—or at least, as trying to embody “a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions,” as the crown prince recently put it. Early signs suggest that the state’s rebranding efforts are working. In May, U.S.
War is hell, especially for the losers. Rather than winding up in a World War II-type concentration camp, defeated terrorists of ISIS are merely gathering up their wounded egos and bloody heads and heading home.
Upheaval continues to rock the Middle East, and complex power dynamics are exacerbating conflicts between states across Asia.