Could Attacks on Oil Tankers in the Persian Gulf Lead to Another War in the Middle East?
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate amid accusations that the Iranian government is behind the assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf.
Inside the United States' Decades-Long Economic War With Iran
As a potential armed conflict looms, one expert takes a look at the sanctions that have been most devastating to innocent civilians.
Why Is President Trump Attempting to Build Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Energy Program?
A global energy policy expert explains why one of the most oil-rich countries in the world is investing in nuclear and why Congress is concerned.
What to Make of the Iranian Revolution 40 Years Later
As relations between the U.S. and Iran grow increasingly fraught, looking back at one of the watershed moments in the countries shared history.
Deadly Demonstrations Rock Basra as Protesters Decry Government Failures (in Photos)
Protests swelled in Iraq's second-largest city this week as residents experienced power shortages and went without clean water.
Field Notes: Harvesting Tomatoes in Iran Before It's Too Late
Lake Urmia, Iran: Men harvest tomatoes in the countryside near Lake Urmia, a large salt lake that is rapidly drying out. Scientists believe resulting salt storms will ravage the region's agriculture.
The Foreign Policy Implications of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
An expert of Middle East policy expresses concerns over the destabilizing effect that Pompeo's new position could have on the region.
Syrian Proxy Conflicts Could Shape the Future of Middle East Security
What started as a civil conflict has quickly fallen into multiple proxy wars, ones that don't look to be dying down any time soon.
Assessing the Long-Term Ramifications of Iranian Unrest
Breaking down the reasons why the country's recent uprising will have longer lasting effects than the demonstrations of 2009.
Scenes From the Deadly Earthquake That's Devastated Iraq and Iran
The 7.3-magnitude earthquake killed more than 400 people and injured thousands.
Is the Trump Administration More Interested in Combatting Tehran Than ISIS?
First Washington went after the nuclear deal, now it wants Iran-backed defenses against ISIS out of Iraq.
Trump's Rash Words Could Nix Any Blueprint for a Peaceful Detente
Trump threatens longstanding alliances abroad by suggesting, unilaterally, the destruction of North Korea and the Iran Nuclear Deal, analysts warn.
Trump Threatens to 'Destroy' North Korea, Says Its Leader Is on a 'Suicide Mission'
He also criticized the Iran nuclear deal.