October 14, 2019
A major new report about the Syrian war raises the question of whether Washington ever cared about it in the first place.
September 24, 2019
If the United States is done fighting for Saudi Arabia’s oil, it's done fighting for the entire region.
September 12, 2019
The United States came up with “maximum pressure”—but the Israeli government is the only one carrying it out.
September 3, 2019
As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.
August 19, 2019
The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.
July 29, 2019
The United States should stop treating the region as secondary to the rest of the Middle East.
June 27, 2019
The death of Mohamed Morsi is the latest milestone along the country’s slide into terminal irrelevance.
June 12, 2019
The country can’t form a government, its peace process is permanently stalled—and things have never been better.
May 22, 2019
The country’s political system doesn't deserve the laments it’s recently received.
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.