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.
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.
March 20, 2019
The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.
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?
March 13, 2019
If the president wants to withdraw from Syria, he might as well just withdraw.
February 28, 2019
Algerians are protesting in large numbers over moves to maintain ailing longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika in power. The ruling elite faces a test of legitimacy that could spark unrest in a region …