10 Years After the Arab Spring, Uncertainty Dominates the Region

Newsweek looks at five of the most-affected nations by the Arab Spring—Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen—on the anniversary of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi's death that helped spark a regional revolt with mixed results.

Trump Will Not 'Change American Policy' to Free US Captives in Syria

Two days after Newsweek reported that Syria asked for sanctions relief and troop withdrawal from the Al-Tanf garrison, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would "compartmentalize" working to recover Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz from regional policy.

Beware a Russian 'October Surprise' in Syria

Russia seeks to leverage the Iranian threats in Iraq to pressure the U.S., while pushing on the Syrian front. This strategy in a sense creates a two-front push against the U.S. in the region and forces Washington to choose.

Can America Do Anything About the Russia-Iran Axis?

U.S. policy involving Russia and Iran in the Middle East has struggled for coherence for years. Now the two countries are drawing closer, in arenas from Aghanistan, to Syria, to Lybia.