Regions / Middle East & North Africa
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
Historic sites serve every purpose to the Islamic State except actual preservation of cultural heritage.
Or, to put it another way, the Islamic State succeeds because it breaks all the rules of insurgency.
The United States has tacit, if not official, congressional approval for its war on the Islamic State.
There may be a responsible way to fight the Islamic State, but the U.S. will have to leave its boots in the closet and the drones in the hangar.
Lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who support diplomacy over war.
Washington's rapprochement with Iran has opened the door for major realignments from Israel to Afghanistan.
When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sought to placate hawks, he revealed more about the Iran deal than he may have intended.
The Saudis are wreaking wholesale destruction in Yemen.