October 7, 2019
President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of a troop withdrawal in northern Syria ahead of a Turkish invasion could revive the Islamic State and the Syrian civil war, and signal the end of U.S. influe…
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 10, 2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is on the line as Israel votes for the second time in 2019.
October 11, 2019
With Turkey’s latest military offensive, here’s a rundown of the different forces in the region.
September 3, 2019
As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.
U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.
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.