Middle East

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Turkish delight at the White House

November 13, 2019 7:08 pm

Trump recognizes that Turkey’s prosperity and stability are an American interest

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How Netanyahu gains from the death of Baha Abu al-Ata

November 12, 2019 5:45 pm

PIJ has been amassing weapons and has led the recent attacks against Israel

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Six poems for Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 8:07 am

By a British veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts

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Gunning it into al-Amarah

November 11, 2019 7:52 am

The insurgents did the sensible thing and left before our armored column arrived

withdrawal

The story behind Donald Trump’s fake withdrawal from Syria

October 31, 2019 8:19 am

Washington’s hawks have Trump exactly where they want him

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

The death of al-Baghdadi comes at the perfect time for Donald Trump

October 27, 2019 5:27 am

Trump will hope to be known as the leader of the free world who dealt Isis that final, fatal blow

israel

When will the Syria conversation turn to Trump’s ‘betrayal’ of Israel?

October 22, 2019 9:16 am

The media mantra of ‘Trump betrayed the Kurds’ will soon make way for ‘Trump betrayed Israel’

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Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

October 17, 2019 2:39 pm

The president has always said he wants to get America out of foreign wars. But is he playing into Putin’s hands?

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syria christians

Syria’s Christians are suffering in silence

October 10, 2019 4:48 pm

The Assyrians hang in limbo

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Is Trump’s Turkey distraction a miscalculation?

October 7, 2019 4:19 pm

The president has riled up the very senators he may need to save him

kurds

The US will pay for abandoning the Kurds

October 7, 2019 3:57 pm

Trump’s credibility gap

saudi arabia

The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

September 26, 2019 9:31 am

We are witnessing the beginning of a new geopolitics in the Middle East

drones

How to stop drones

September 19, 2019 10:51 am

The Saudi oilfield attack is a portent of things to come

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Netanyahu wins again, eventually

September 18, 2019 12:44 pm

Wednesday’s coalition ploy puts him ahead, again

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Is time finally up for Benjamin Netanyahu?

September 18, 2019 6:46 am

The man has painted his way out of more dead ends than the Road Runner

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Katharine Gun: the spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

September 12, 2019 12:17 pm

As a young translator at GCHQ, she leaked a secret email

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Hold the Nobel

August 21, 2019 3:03 pm

Even before Trump and Kushner unveil their Middle East peace plan, the ‘deal of the century’ is dead

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Bibi Netanyahu is the Larry David of nationalists

August 17, 2019 8:42 am

As media and politics merge, who wins?

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Why Netanyahu really banned Tlaib and Omar from Israel

August 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Cutting a real estate deal with the transactional president

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Tulsi Gabbard is right. Trump supports al-Qaeda…just like Obama did

August 2, 2019 4:14 pm

Like Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy, Obama inadvertently supported terrorists in the name of aiding allies

lebanon

Lebanon: the world’s best failed state

August 1, 2019 10:46 am

However bad things get, most Lebanese I speak to believe that at least they won’t get dragged into another war with Israel

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The diplomacy of deference

July 25, 2019 12:14 am

Trump’s actions are constrained by what Saudi and Israeli leaders are willing to tolerate

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Can Trump break the cycle of mistrust with Iran?

July 19, 2019 11:37 am

It might seem improbable. But then again, there isn’t much with Trump that doesn’t

presidency

The presidency unchained

July 17, 2019 5:14 pm

When it comes to war powers, conservatives are at odds with the Framers of the Constitution