Middle East

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’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

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The US will pay for abandoning the Kurds

October 7, 2019 3:57 pm

Trump’s credibility gap

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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

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How to stop drones

September 19, 2019 10:51 am

The Saudi oilfield attack is a portent of things to come