Middle East

How Benjamin Netanyahu made the most of the Trump era

August 8, 2018 11:57 am

The two share an uncanny ability to connect on almost a metaphysical level with the fears and resentments of their voters.

Who gave Mahmoud Ahmedinejad the moral highground?

August 7, 2018 6:29 am

He tweets about millionaire American athletes while Tehran burns.

Abandoning Islam for a life in porn

August 6, 2018 12:25 pm

Yasmeena Ali fled the Taliban as a child — now she’s an adult film star.

When it comes to Iran, Trump is surprisingly impotent

July 31, 2018 9:14 am

Post-Vietnam, the US has acted militarily like the proverbial school-yard bully, picking fights only with the weaklings who can’t fight back.

Boris Johnson: Why we sent the jihadi Beatles for trial in America

July 26, 2018 10:24 am

The diary of the former British Foreign Secretary.

Donald Trump is going full neocon

July 23, 2018 10:44 am

The president who campaigned on extricating Washington from wars in the Middle East seems intent on starting a fresh one.

Trump escalates the anti-Iran rhetoric. But why now?

July 23, 2018 10:16 am

If we learned anything from the so-called Arab Spring, it’s that the victors in that part of the world are never the pro-Western ones we bet on.