Latest Middle East Analysis

A Pan-Arab Military Remains Elusive

The myriad dialects, religious differences, national imperatives and geographies of the Arab World defy a large military grouping of unclear leadership and resolve.

A Turkish military convoy advances near the Syrian border ahead of a mission to evacuate the tomb of Suleyman Shah on Feb. 22. (ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey Avoids Deeper Involvement in Syrian Conflict

Ankara's incursion into Syria is actually a move that will allow it to remain on the sidelines.

Saudi King Salman juxtaposed with the Muslim Brotherhood flag. (SAUL LOEB/KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

In Saudi Arabia, Can an Adversary Become a Partner?

Riyadh is looking for allies even among its opponents to battle the Islamic State.