June 14, 2019
The Trump administration's pressure on Iran has created an opening for diplomacy.
June 12, 2019
The country can’t form a government, its peace process is permanently stalled—and things have never been better.
January 11, 2019
The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.
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 17, 2019
Neither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, risking a dangerous escalation.
Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections. That could disrupt EU policy on issues from trade to migration.
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.
February 13, 2019
What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about U.S. power in the Arab world.
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 26, 2019
With Emperor Akihito’s historic abdication approaching, here’s a look at his accomplishments and what to expect from the next emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito.