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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
- 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
- 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.
- Apr 1 20161 minute
How Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have put their money to work
- 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 8 20174 minutes
The Long Career of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
From revolutionary to establishment power-broker
- Dec 29 20162 minutes
What We Know About the Syrian Ceasefire Announced by Putin
Russia and Turkey say Syrian government forces and rebels will begin a truce at midnight on December 30. Other details are thin.
- Dec 20 20163 minutes
'Russia Through Turks' Eyes'
One killing and its backdrop of tension and violence
- Jun 13 20161 minute
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- 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
- 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.
- Jun 5 20133 minutes
Who Owns Your Identity?
When the digital media pioneer and visionary Jaron Lanier signs his new book, Who Owns The Future?, he circles the “Who” and draws an arrow to the reader’s name, achieving a visual haiku of his message: Each of us, by name, generates a great amount o
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
What We Learned From Interviews With 100 American Workers
Two Atlantic staffers discuss Inside Jobs, a months-long reporting project that included conversations with an obituary writer, a janitor, a train conductor, and many others.
- 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.
- Jan 5 20174 minutes
When the Middle East Seemed Stable
Can Arab countries learn from each other to find a model that works?
- Nov 26 201512 minutes
Why We’re Patriotic: Whether it’s our country or our football team, we need to belong.
It started with one man quietly sipping a Tom Collins in the lounge car of the Cleveland-bound train. “God bless America,” he sang, “land that I love …” It didn’t take long. Others joined in. “Stand beside her … and guide her ...” Soon the entire tra
- 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.