Regions / Middle East & North Africa
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
In the first major foreign policy vote of the new Congress, most Democrats sided with Donald Trump — and against international law — on Israeli settlements.
The recent UN vote on Israeli settlements lessens the power imbalance between Israelis and Palestinians.
For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
David Friedman’s approach to the issue of peace is clear enough: Whatever Israel’s right-wing government wants, the United States should give.
Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?
This year's lowlights from world politics, the culture wars, and the military-industrial complex.
During the Cold War, the CIA did everything it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
From the Big Lie to torture and sectarian violence, the U.S. and the Middle East are still paying the price for our moral perversions in Iraq.
Before he leaves office, Obama should set up a truth commission on the Iraq War.