Latest Middle East Analysis
Armed militiamen loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi gather at the entrance to a military base in Aden, March 19. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Weighs Plans to Defend Aden

Safeguarding Aden could be less costly than a full ground incursion, but Riyadh needs to move quickly. Read more…

Islamist rebels deface a statue of late Syrian President Hafez al Assad in Idlib on March 28. (Sami Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria's Islamist Rebels Win a Major Victory

The fall of Idlib highlights the growing power of Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham and changes the playing field in northern Syria. Read more…

The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures

The latest sign of the new U.S. strategy for the Middle East has emerged in Yemen. Read more…