Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Iran is the linchpin of security in the Middle East.
Many Americans have reached the point that they can no longer conceive of a legitimate war unless it’s on our own soil.
The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.
In her stunning new book, Naomi Klein has the simplest solution for climate change yet: Ditch fossil fuels. Period.
Washington's major limitation towards Russia is not a lack of military leadership, but a lack of moral leadership.
Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.
In the smallest Gulf kingdoms, upwards of 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
According to the New York Times, the campaign that the U.S. has initiated against the Islamic State has no immediate precedents.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.