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- Feb 10 20177 minutes
Why Trump Won’t Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel
The president appears to be making a wider play toward Middle East peace—but perhaps one that stops short of a Palestinian state.
- Feb 3 20174 minutes
Shifting Sands: How Long Can Oman Be an Oasis of Peace?
The country’s leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has ruled for 46 years but reportedly has terminal cancer.
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Ex-soldier kills five at Florida airport A 26-year-old Army veteran fatally shot five people and wounded at least six others near a baggage-claim area in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Esteban Santiago served in Iraq with the Natio
- Dec 23 20164 minutes
Why the Trump, el-Sissi Romance Might Not Last in Egypt
Egyptian-American affairs have long been characterized by wild swings and ruptures.
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Iran Paradox
Roughly 2,500 years ago, the first great Persian Empire, led by Cyrus the Great, was founded. Over the next several centuries, it grew to dominate a significant portion of the world’s extant population and stretched from western India to the Mediterr
- Apr 1 20161 minute
How Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have put their money to work
- Jan 28 20179 minutes
'The Possibility of Escalation Is Always There'
Last year was a violent one in Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. In March 2016, video footage filmed by a Palestinian and released by the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem showed Elor Azaria, a 20-year-old Israeli Defense Forces (ID
- Dec 26 20163 minutes
Russia’s Deadly Mideast Game
The Kremlin is doing more in the region than bombing Aleppo | Putin uses “small, victorious wars to keep himself popular”
- Jan 2 20173 minutes
ISIS Ends Its Separate Peace With Turkey
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
- Jan 8 20172 minutes
The former Iranian president who died Sunday was viewed as a reformer in a country where conservatives have held political sway since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
- Jan 31 20173 minutes
Strangers In The Land Of The Free
Iranian Jews are a refugee community, and they see the ban as a tragedy for the country they now claim as their own.
- Dec 22 20166 minutes
The Shia Militias of Iraq
They’re essential to the fight against ISIS. But what happens when the Islamic State is gone?
- Dec 20 20163 minutes
'Russia Through Turks' Eyes'
One killing and its backdrop of tension and violence
- Dec 24 20166 minutes
A Prayer for Peace in Bethlehem
An iconic city and its struggles
- Jun 13 20161 minute
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- Jan 31 20174 minutes
The Organization That Sent Tulsi Gabbard to Syria
The Ohio-based Arab-American group has been linked to the Assad regime and called anti-Semitic—charges its leader rejects.
- Feb 3 20172 minutes
Trump's Non-Policy on Israeli Settlements
In declining to take an “official position” on the issue, the president departs from a decades-old American posture.
- Oct 28 20165 minutes
ISIS Note Reveals Ruthless Orders Ahead of Mosul Battle
In a message to besieged ISIS fighters in former stronghold Manbij, a commander tells them not to come back alive.
- Jan 19 20178 minutes
What Eyewitnesses Say Happened When Israeli Police Tried to Demolish Umm el-Hiran, a Bedouin Arab Village
Eyewitnesses explain what happened in Umm el-Hiran on the morning of January 18, 2017 as Israeli authorities prepared to destroy a Bedouin village
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
Sons Of The Iranian Revolution
Rafsanjani, Khamenei, and the friendship-cum-rivalry that shaped a country
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
The Coldhearted Folly of Trump's Proposed Immigration Order
The countries likely affected are not those whose nationals have actually perpetrated the most ghastly attacks on Western targets.
- Jan 25 20176 minutes
Is Trump Walking Back the Israel Embassy Move?
The longer he delays, the lower the chances it will happen.
- Jan 5 20174 minutes
When the Middle East Seemed Stable
Can Arab countries learn from each other to find a model that works?
- Oct 28 20164 minutes
After Mosul, Will Kurdistan Be Free?
Some Kurds worry about another American betrayal, but many still hope a victory over ISIS will lead to independence—or at least greater sovereignty.
- Jan 30 20174 minutes
Did Trump's Financial Ties Influence the Immigration Order?
The evidence points to no, but the fact that it’s even a question demonstrates why his conflicts of interest are a problem.
- Feb 20 20173 minutes
The U.S. And Iran’s New Relationship Status: Enemies, With Benefits
FOR NEARLY FOUR DECADES, IRAN has been a reliable villain in U.S. foreign policy, black hat firmly in place even as President Obama made engaging the mullahs over their nuclear program the centerpiece of his diplomatic legacy. So when Tehran test-fir