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September 5, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
The End of Hope in the Middle East

The region has always had problems—but it’s now almost past the point of recovery.

October 19, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Erdogan Might Be Too Sick to Keep Leading Turkey

Evidence is growing that Turkey’s president is ailing—and that could be bad news for the country’s politics.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves after the Global Refugee Forum at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 17, 2019

March 20, 2019

Algeria
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Algeria

The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.

People take part in a protest demanding immediate political change in Algiers, Algeria March 12, 2019

October 5, 2018

Iraq
Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope

Salih and Abdul-Mahdi are capable politicians in a nation that desperately needs that, at a time when progress seems possible.

Barham Salih, Iraq's new president, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad.

September 10, 2019

Afghanistan
Trump's Taliban Peace Talks Have Collapsed. But Many Afghans Aren't Surprised—or Sad.

The one hope Afghans have for this disappointing moment is that a process can be created in which they will have a say in their nation’s fate.

Kabul Afghanistan

April 24, 2020

Iraq
Nobody Can Help Iraq Anymore

The country has another new prime minister nominee—but no new hopes of success.

November 2, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Why the Middle East’s Strongmen Are Rooting for Trump

On substance and style, authoritarians see an ally in the White House—and hope to keep him there.

August 16, 2021

Latin America
U.S. Should Look South for Better Supply Chains

When it comes to “friendshoring,” Latin America has much to offer, and much to gain.

A container ship docked alongside cranes at the Chilean port of San Antonio

August 16, 2021

Latin America
No U.S. Court Can Make Mexico's Streets Safe

Suing U.S. gun makers may be good law and politics, but that won’t fix Mexico’s police or courts and end its culture of impunity.

Police officers holding shields cross in front of a gas station in Mexico City

August 25, 2021

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Support for the Taliban: What to Know

Pakistan’s government and military generally favored a Taliban victory in Afghanistan. But maintaining support for the Taliban is risky.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stands next to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.