Middle East

syria christians

Syria’s Christians are suffering in silence

October 10, 2019 4:48 pm

The Assyrians hang in limbo

syria kurds

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

benjamin netanyahu

Netanyahu wins again, eventually

September 18, 2019 12:44 pm

Wednesday’s coalition ploy puts him ahead, again

netanyahu

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

katharine gun

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

jared kushner nobel

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

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

tulsi gabbard al-qaeda

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?