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Israel intercepts an Iranian drone and retaliates, U.S. troops attacked by the Assad regime, Egypt launches a new counterterrorism offensive, and Iraq raises funds to recover.
U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
The new plan laid out by Sec. Tillerson has noble goals, but hurts U.S. credibility by overpromising.
Turkey continues its offensive against the Kurds in Afrin, one challenger will be allowed on Egypt’s ballot in March, and Yemen’s pro-government coalition is falling apart.
Iran's regional strategy is shifting as Syria's civil war winds down and the Islamic State's caliphate collapses.
Tillerson’s new Syria strategy is silent on Turkey’s intervention, Vice President Pence receives a warm welcome in Jerusalem, and Egypt prepares for presidential elections in March.
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Many thought the splitting of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, was a public relations move, but recent revelation suggest it was an acrimonious divorce.