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
Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections. That could disrupt EU policy on issues from trade to migration.
Neither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, risking a dangerous escalation.
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.
December 3, 2018
For political activists in the Muslim world, it's not just the economy, stupid.
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 18, 2019
It is time for a paradigm shift in how we think about the Middle East.
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.
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.