Latest Middle East Analysis
Syrian government forces stand on top of a building in the Daraa province on Feb. 11. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

In Syria, a New Battlefront Opens

Loyalist forces have begun a new southern offensive, creating new strategies and risks in Syria's civil war.

Washington Turns Mistrust Into a Virtue in Negotiations

In talks with Iran and dealings with Russia, the United States' strength and unpredictability draws other powers to the negotiating table.

Escalation Between Israel and Hezbollah Is Possible

Although appearing to exercise restraint, political pressure could lead Israel to retaliate significantly against Hezbollah after an exchange of attacks.