Regions / Middle East & North Africa
From the Assyrian Empire to the Mongols to the present, Iraq has been the perpetrator and victim of epic levels of violence.
Even some critics of Israel bristled when its recent attacks on Gaza were called "genocidal." But a closer look reveals disturbing parallels with genocides past.
The standards the U.S. purportedly used to prevent civilian deaths from drone strikes have been relaxed for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military hegemony.
Claims of success for the “Tunisian transition” are premature.
Americans are trading away their privacy, civil liberties, and billions of tax dollars for an intelligence complex that never seems to know what's going on in the world.
The U.S. and its allies keep waiting on Iran to make more concessions on its nuclear enrichment program. But they're missing the bigger picture.
Glenn Greenwald’s report that the Khorasan group was hyped to mobilize support for attacking the Islamic State sounds credible.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn't willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here's what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.