Middle East28 Jan 2017 12:02 GMT
A series of successful wiles and meticulous manoeuvring allowed Russia to become the main architect of Syria's future.
Syria's Civil War02 Jan 2017 09:50 GMT
Some argued that without his rule, radical Islamists such as ISIL would take over Syria.
War & Conflict23 Oct 2016 14:53 GMT
Iran is a conquering shadow behind Lebanon and 'useful' Syria.
Shimon Peres28 Sep 2016 13:05 GMT
During his long career, he was involved in the good, the bad and the ugly of Israel's politics.
Arts & Culture14 Sep 2016 05:55 GMT
Like the Ottoman puppet show, Lebanon's politicians are seen meeting and greeting each other while nothing gets done.
Politics12 May 2016 06:34 GMT
Through fiery rhetoric or utopian promises, politicians since ancient times have manipulated citizens into backing them.
Politics11 Apr 2016 12:32 GMT
The inequalities and oligarchies of the West have eroded the civic purpose on which liberal democracies are rooted.
War & Conflict31 Mar 2016 09:54 GMT
Most people don't appreciate - or even care - that we may be barrelling towards extinction.
Politics25 Mar 2016 16:03 GMT
It took a long time to get to this dangerous point, and it will take a while to get beyond it.
War & Conflict29 Feb 2016 11:24 GMT
There may be lessons about the rise of ISIL in unusual places.
War & Conflict21 Feb 2016 07:02 GMT
The French initiative for Israeli-Palestinian peace follows a familiar pattern - and it's outdated.
War & Conflict27 Jan 2016 05:31 GMT
Iran's ascent during a period of severe weakness for many Arab states is a large problem.
Reza Aslan believes in everything - just a little bit
South Korea deploys parts of US missile defence system
Syria's war explained from the beginning
India Maoist attack survivor: Soldiers fell like trees
Inside Tehran's monument to US 'arrogance'
UN says 17 million face famine in Yemen
US judge halts Trump's plan to punish sanctuary cities
Two Koreas: History at a glance
'I will leave France if Le Pen becomes president'
'Maoist rebels' kill 25 soldiers in central India
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