Middle East

netanyahu

Bibi Netanyahu is the Larry David of nationalists

August 17, 2019 8:42 am

As media and politics merge, who wins?

tlaib omar israel

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

war with iran riyadh

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

iran

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

isis

The European fighters who battled Isis – and were abandoned by their governments

July 11, 2019 3:44 pm

For all their bravery, they are not welcomed home

jared kushner

What Jared Kushner doesn’t get

June 29, 2019 4:38 pm

Israel doesn’t want peace with the Palestinians

jared kushner rhetoric

The baffling oratory of Jared Kushner

June 28, 2019 1:27 pm

Safe to say his speech in Bahrain will not solve Israel-Palestine

iran sanctions

Pompeo summons up fresh Iran sanctions from the Gulf

June 24, 2019 1:04 pm

The secretary of state’s hasty trip to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi means another escalation in tensions between the Trump administration and Iran

donald trump iran

Trump is trapped in an Iran cul-de-sac

June 24, 2019 11:23 am

Far from undermining the regime, the president has strengthened and emboldened it

trump heights

Fake estate – the truth about Trump Heights

June 24, 2019 9:32 am

It’s a Potemkin project

bad wars

After 30 years of bad wars, who thinks one with Iran will be good?

June 24, 2019 5:04 am

Trump, Bolton, and the pathological cycle of failed conflicts

kenneth starr

Kenneth Starr’s new group makes Saudi Arabia and UAE uncomfortable

June 22, 2019 11:31 am

The former independent counsel is zeroing in on a Saudi cabinet minister

iran israel lebanon

Trump’s Iran gamble

June 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Will the first consequence of a US attack on Iran be war between Israel and Lebanon?

Donald Trump war

Trump fears the reality of war

June 21, 2019 5:57 am

On Iran, the accidental president is accidentally presidential

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Iran calls Trump’s bluff

June 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Trump would be utterly at sea in trying to preside over a war in the Persian Gulf

beatles isis

Put the Beatles on trial

June 19, 2019 3:33 pm

In Baghdad, justice is dispensed in 10 minutes flat. The sentence handed down for Isis membership…death by hanging

whimsical hawk

President Trump is a whimsical hawk

June 18, 2019 4:57 am

The Commander-in-Chief’s willful ignorance makes him extremely dangerous

Benjamin Netanyahu unveils Trump Heights

Trump Heights: a monument to folly

June 18, 2019 4:34 am

The president’s Middle East ‘deal of the century’ looks less and less likely

credibility pompeo iran

America has a credibility problem on Iran

June 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Who trusts the agencies that Trump doesn’t trust?

oil iran

Iran trumps Trump

June 14, 2019 4:52 pm

The Donald’s indulgence of gunboat diplomacy has made war more likely

matt gaetz

Is Matt Gaetz the future of Trump foreign policy?

June 12, 2019 4:44 pm

Trump favorite’s speech sets a watershed

peace iran

What would peace with Iran look like?

June 10, 2019 7:16 pm

Iran continues to divide the West and export terrorism