The toughest hurdles in this marathon diplomacy track have only just been encountered.
As bombs fall on Gaza, France's deep-rooted preoccupation with Israel and Palestine is causing division within French society.
A toxic cocktail of greater radicalisation, lack of mediators and Binyamin Netanyahu do not bode well for the region
The jihadists have developed a comprehensive war economy that is fundamental to their strategy.
Those who hoped Morsi's overthrow would usher in order instead face a leadership that responds to economic and social challenges with abuses of freedom.
The “Islamic State” caliphate declared by ISIS is a problem, but mainly for Iraq.
Recent weeks have highlighted more clearly than ever the growing symbiosis between the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
America’s hegemony in the Middle East and in global affairs is giving way to a multipolar order.
Bush gave Saddam a kicking, but left Iran to rule over a region infested with terrorists.
How the EU should not respond to the crisis in Iraq
With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where