June 14, 2019
With the Islamic State’s retreat, thousands of people who left their countries to join the terrorist group are being detained in camps and prisons. Many governments are not willing to take them back…
May 31, 2019
Israel’s politics have been upended for much of this year by elections and are now set to be disrupted for much of the rest, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces likely indictment on corrupt…
May 9, 2019
Naming the diffuse movement a foreign terrorist organization could stretch the blacklist’s purpose and complicate the work of diplomats in the Middle East and North Africa.
May 6, 2019
Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.
April 25, 2019
With significant risks now looming over global energy markets, the United States should be careful not to go too far with oil sanctions.
April 22, 2019
Iran appears increasingly boxed in by intensifying U.S. sanctions, the latest of which will effectively cut it off from its main oil customers.
March 20, 2019
The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.
April 19, 2019
Khalifa Haftar’s march on the Libyan capital is a bid for control of a fragmented state. Backed by a set of powerful governments, he could carry on the fight for a long time.
April 18, 2019
It is time for a paradigm shift in how we think about the Middle East.
April 12, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigned on his tough diplomacy and his relationship with U.S. President Donald J. Trump. What happens now for the Palestinian peace process?