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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.

The West Hems in Russia Little by Little

As the U.S. and NATO presence in Eastern Europe grows, Turkey and Turkmenistan could assist in the attempt to encircle Russia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Saudi King Salman (R). (Mohamed Abdiwahab/Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey, Saudi Arabia Strive for Sunni Leadership

Each country has a different approach to limiting Iran's influence, and neither can avoid a conversation with Tehran.