Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey will be stops on the new silk road.
Starting in the Middle East.
Relishing frozen conflicts and divided countries.
And the Chinese connection.
An official visit was about more than gas pipelines.
Much has changed in the past decade.
But American support is necessary for it to succeed.
Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan have sided with the beheader.
For Israel, more Russian influence in the Middle East is a danger—even if it helps a mutual ally.
Turkey and a restive minority further complicate an already complicated situation.
Friend or foe?
Bad for Jerusalem, worse for Tehran?
Erdogan’s grand ambitions.