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April 19, 2001

Health Policy and Initiatives
Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy

Read an excerpt of "Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy." Overview The United States can gain significant domestic and international advantages by placing health squarely on its fore…

April 19, 2018

Syria
Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images Missile Strikes Are Not a Syria Strategy

Syria is likely to remain a broken country for years to come. The latest strikes did not change that reality.

April 9, 2018

Syria
Trump Faces Crowd Trump’s Syria Policy Isn’t Retrenchment. It’s Pandering.

Everything Trump does in Syria revolves around what’s good for Trump. And that’s bad for America.

April 8, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Gaza and Jerusalem

When President Trump thought about acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the arguments against it were familiar—and had persuaded previous presidents. The secretary of state, Rex Tillerso…

March 29, 2018

United Nations
Counting Votes at the UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council passed five more anti-Israel resolutions last week. This was not a great surprise, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the Council “grossly biased against Israel.” She …

October 16, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
King Hussein and former crown prince Hassan Jordan and Palestine

The relationship between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the West Bank, which it ruled from 1948 to 1967, remains in question despite the late King Hussein’s renunciation of all claims to the Wes…

February 27, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Boko Haram Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering February 18 to February 27, was compiled …

February 28, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
TrumpSaudi Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.

March 21, 2013

Jordan
JordanSecond Jordan Second

Lost in all the commentary in President Obama’s visit to Israel is the fact that he will also visit Jordan.  The country is often derisively referred to as the “Hashemite Kingdom of Boredom,” but it …