Author: Stasa Salacanin

A Syrian government army soldier with a national flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/V. Sharifulin)

Iranʹs dilemma

Securing a slice of post-war Syria

Oil worker standing in front of a derrick in Iraq (photo: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqʹs wrangle over natural resources

The battle for Kurdish oil

Saudi men walk out of the entrance to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh on 4 March 2013 (Getty Images/AFP/J. Martin)

Qatari foreign relations

The point of no return?

In this photo dated 26.03.2016, supporters of Yemen's deceased former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and allies of Shia Houthi rebels, climb flag poles in Sanaa during a rally to mark the first anniversary of the Saudi-led military campaign against them (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Mohammed)

Yemen′s Houthis

Defenders of the country?