Middle East & North Africa

Christian Realism and the Case of Afghanistan - Eric Patterson
Christian Realism and the Case of Afghanistan

Eric Patterson opened Providence’s Christianity and National Security Conference in Washington, DC. His talk gave an introduction to Christian realism and considered Afghanistan as a case study.

Why is the road to The Hague accessible to Armenia and Azerbaijan but not to Cyprus and Turkey? Tasoula Hadjitofi
Why is the road to The Hague accessible for Armenia-Azerbaijan but not for Cyprus-Turkey?

To my frustration, the 1899 Hague Conventions, the 1907 Hague Regulations, and the 1954 Convention have all been flouted in Turkish-occupied Famagusta and in other parts of Cyprus. Just as frustratingly, Turkey has tried to block the road to justice via The Hague.

Firefight on Beirut Streets Is a Warning to US and Lebanon

Violence on the streets of Beirut on Thursday, October 14 reminded older Lebanese of their country’s tragic civil war.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 69 | The Future of Afghanistan and Vulnerable Afghans (Paul D. Miller)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 69 | The Future of Afghanistan and Vulnerable Afghans

Paul D. Miller speaks with Mark Melton about the current situation in Afghanistan as well as what might happen in…

Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?
Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?

The Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria (AANES) is seeking international recognition as a legitimate government, but currently it is campaigning the US to lift sanctions on its territory.

The Return of Old Middle Eastern Empires
The Return of Old Middle Eastern Empires

What is emerging is a return of three ancient regional power centers, would-be Persian and Turkish hegemons wishing to once more dominate in the domain of their past empires. In the middle is an Arab and Jewish coalition, anxious not to fall prey to their old masters.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 68 | America’s Enemies and Allies in the Middle East (Joel Rosenberg)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 68 | America’s Enemies and Allies in the Middle East

In this episode, Joel Rosenberg talks about his latest book, “Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey inside the Fast-Moving & Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East.”

Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis
Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis

The Afghanistan crisis may cause problems for China and Russia, but these countries also have opportunities and could avoid the possible pitfalls.

Iran as an Inspiration for the Taliban: From Governance to Human Rights
Iran as an Inspiration for the Taliban: From Governance to Human Rights

Among the voluminous commentary on the Taliban’s return to power, only a few observed its apparent desire to emulate the Islamic Republic of Iran.