Fewer than half of Republicans, Democrats and independents say the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in either country. Public evaluations of both wars have turned more negative in recent years.
The top score (on a 1-to-5 scale) in a World Economic Forum survey of globally significant trends was "rising Middle East tensions."
More Americans disapprove than approve of last month’s nuclear agreement with Iran, and and there continues to be widespread skepticism about whether Iranian leaders are serious about addressing international concerns over the country’s nuclear program.
Three-quarters of Israelis have a very unfavorable view of Iran, while only 42% of Americans share such strong negative sentiments.
A pair of suicide bombings today struck near the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon, the latest violence in a country where concerns have run high about Iran’s influence and the spillover of violence from the civil war in Syria.
Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children’s future.
A decade after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 46% of Americans believe the U.S. achieved its goals there while 43% said it had not.
Women in Saudi Arabia are planning a nationwide protest on October 26 intended to end the longstanding ban on female driving. When it comes to Saudi Arabia's record on protecting personal freedoms, the kingdom has a poor reputation among most of 39 nations surveyed this spring.
News that the Turkish government may have revealed the secret identities of 10 Iranian spies who had been meeting inside Turkey with the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad comes against the backdrop of surveys that show a mutual feeling of distrust among these two important regional players.
A Pew Research Center survey reveals that Saudi Arabia’s standing has slipped substantially among key Middle Eastern publics. However, opinion of Saudi Arabia has not soured in other predominately Muslim countries outside of the region.