THIS EXPERT'S RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

By Ellen Laipson:  READ MORE

This month marks the centenary of the Sykes-Picot treaty, a French-English agreement to establish areas of control and influence in the Arab lands of the Middle East after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. READ MORE

The ouster of Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister of Turkey is an internal matter. READ MORE

By Ellen Laipson: READ MORE

The readout from President Barack Obama’s trip last week to the Gulf reflects the ongoing strains in U.S. relations with the Gulf monarchs. Both sides share responsibility for the current state of affairs. READ MORE

In the past five days, both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter have visited Iraq. READ MORE