Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Is Trump holding a Russian card in the Middle East?

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Trump visit launches new US-Saudi partnership, but the endgame in the Middle East still depends on Moscow and Tehran.

Setting low bar for Trump-Erdogan meeting

Sunday, May. 14, 2017 | Week in Review

With US-Turkey relations in crisis, the meeting of the US and Turkish presidents will be about appearances over substance; Saudis will press Trump on Iran; storm clouds over Sinjar; Hamas clamps down on journalists.

Putin changes conversation on Syria with cease-fire plan

Sunday, May. 7, 2017 | Week in Review

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the de-escalation zones are linked to US safe zone discussions.

Erdogan tests Trump with attack on Syrian Kurds

Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Week in Review

US-Turkey relations sink further following airstrikes; Russia’s expanding military presence in Syria.

©2017 Al-Monitor. All rights reserved.

Get Al-Monitor delivered to your Inbox

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using them you accept our use of cookies. Learn more... X