Syria

turkish erdogan

Turkish delight at the White House

November 13, 2019 7:08 pm

Trump recognizes that Turkey’s prosperity and stability are an American interest

withdrawal

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

baghdadi

Stop all the clocks, Baghdadi is dead

October 28, 2019 2:08 pm

My thoughts are with yet another victim of Trump's toxic prejudice.

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

israel

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’

endless wars

Does Trump have a better idea than endless wars?

October 22, 2019 1:02 am

Few in Washington acknowledge the scope of the self-inflicted wounds the US has sustained since 9/11

kurds

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 christians

Syria’s Christians are suffering in silence

October 10, 2019 4:48 pm

The Assyrians hang in limbo

kurds

The US will pay for abandoning the Kurds

October 7, 2019 3:57 pm

Trump’s credibility gap

john bolton

John Bolton is gone — Boltonism isn’t

September 10, 2019 12:41 pm

The hawk never should have been brought into the administration in the first place

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

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

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

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?

war crimes syria ali othman

What one activist’s death tells us about war crimes in Syria

May 16, 2019 3:42 pm

Ali Othman was a citizen journalist with a ready smile and no fear

islamic state

‘The Islamic State will never die’

March 20, 2019 11:35 am

Their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

dick cheney

Vice vs vice: Cheney barbecues Pence in Georgia

March 11, 2019 9:13 pm

‘We’re getting into a situation when our friends and allies around the world that we depend upon are going to lack confidence in us’

donald trump bluff bombast

Yet again, bluff and bombast are Trump’s policy

December 31, 2018 12:32 pm

Trump supporters may continue to hope for a grand revolution in American affairs, but Trump himself is focused on sublunary matters

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carve

Trump’s Mideast carve-up

December 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Christmas came early for Turkey

donald trump syria pullout

Trump’s sudden Syria pullout reveals his administration’s chaos – and misguided priorities

December 20, 2018 5:36 pm

Whatever trust there was between the White House and the Pentagon has vanished

war machine

Donald Trump is a man of peace – his enemies are a war machine

December 20, 2018 7:22 am

War brings our elite together

syria

Ignore the hawks, Trump’s Syria withdrawal is bold and brave

December 20, 2018 5:18 am

It makes a conflict with Iran less likely