Regions / Middle East & North Africa
As a Palestinian, I can't set aside my identity for two hours and root for an actor who spoke up for violence against people like me.
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
If the war on terror has taught us one thing, it's that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too.
The possibilities for catastrophic miscalculation are skyrocketing in the Middle East, and this administration is proving singularly prone to miscalculation.
The U.S. hasn't agreed to resettle any of its own torture victims, much less offered any other form of accountability.
Instead of helping to avert the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the Trump administration is adding fuel to the fire.
Behind all of Trump's boneheaded policies in the Middle East is an unmistakable urge for confrontation with Iran.
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
The more immediate danger is that as America's soft power crumbles, the White House will lean harder on hard power — with predictably grim results.