Regions / Middle East & North Africa
To begin with, the United States should drop the demand for regime change in Syria.
Lebanon's billionaire former prime minister is making hay about Hezbollah, but Saad Hariri is doing his own share of sectarian agitation.
Obama can stem the decline of U.S. influence in the Middle East, but only if he gives the people of the region a reason to want it.
U.S. foreign policy and a weakened CIA may have sown the seeds for disaster.
Between Romney and Obama, there's one issue that really matters: Iran.
Set to be a regional leader just two years ago, Turkey is now beset by problems with neighbors and other regional powers. What happened?
Romney's handling of the Benghazi episode capitalizes on a foundational myth of U.S. politics: that the world is America's to lose.
How effortlessly drones have insinuated themselves into our national narrative.
The locals in one Turkish border province take a dim view of the anti-Assad fighters making their home there.
A new group of opposition Alawites is complicating the increasingly sectarian character of Syria's civil war.