Middle East

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The ‘Iran Spring’ delusion

January 14, 2020 12:40 am

The democracy junkies are at it again — craving another fantasy revolution in a country they don’t understand

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The Middle East mess has nothing to do with Donald Trump

January 13, 2020 8:04 am

On every count, other than creating permanent war, the Bush Doctrine failed

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Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

January 11, 2020 9:54 am

It is easy to see a possible parallel here with the Soviet Union, whose leaders were rattling their sabers as loudly as ever as their socialist empire began to crumble

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Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

January 11, 2020 9:14 am

America is less dependent on the oil that comes out of the Middle East than at any point in modern times

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Iran must pay the families of flight 752

January 11, 2020 9:01 am

It took four days for the Iranians to admit that they had downed the jet

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Iran no longer alone

January 9, 2020 5:34 am

The American strategy of isolating and dividing Tehran has just been exploded

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‘So far, so good’ — the madness in Trump’s method

January 8, 2020 7:39 am

The administration’s eagerness to play down Iran’s missile strikes smacks of desperation

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Iran begins its ‘fierce revenge’

January 7, 2020 5:53 pm

The question now is what Trump’s next move will be

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Qasem Soleimani’s death could change the game for Israel

January 7, 2020 3:37 pm

Israel remains a target for Iran, but because the US conducted the killing, it is less likely that Iran will mobilize the region against Israel

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Will the Iran-US confrontation spiral out of control? Even the experts don’t know

January 6, 2020 4:51 am

Escalation poses major risks for both Tehran and Washington — and they both know it

china

China and Russia win from America’s wars

January 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Their strategic aim is to displace the United States from Eurasia

IRan

The Iraqi government may now have to choose between America and Iran

January 3, 2020 5:28 am

What does Soleimani’s death mean for US policy and the continued US presence in Iraq?

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No, killing Soleimani doesn’t mean war

January 3, 2020 4:19 am

Maybe Trump’s critics are just as wrong as they’ve been every other time

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The Soleimani assassination is Donald Trump’s biggest gamble yet

January 2, 2020 11:49 pm

Will Trump go down in history as the president who started World War III?

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Trump’s foreign policy isn’t working

December 31, 2019 8:25 am

America First realism has been a cypher

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Trump’s common-sense response to the Saudi shooter

December 10, 2019 9:22 am

The Saudi Arabia of today is not the Saudi Arabia of 2001

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In defense of journalism

November 29, 2019 8:20 am

‘Citizen journalists’ are no such thing

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Trump’s Syria missile strike was a scandal

November 26, 2019 8:58 am

But almost nobody dares say so

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Trump and Netanyahu will win again

November 22, 2019 1:19 pm

American media have cried Wolf Blitzer for too long

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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

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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