Regions / Middle East & North Africa
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Though you may remember its tragic conclusion: the downing of an Iran airliner by the U.S. warship Vincennes.
Intervention may not be the answer, but the damage that the Islamic State wreaks on the regions it rules requires immediate action.
The Islamic State is less a product of Islamist extremism than the legacy of Saddam Hussein.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
European nations are considering military intervention in Libya to halt illicit migration.
A Washington gathering of Persian Gulf autocrats sums up the absurdity of America's relationship with some of the world's most oppressive regimes.
For those who doubt mainstream Islam’s commitment to stopping extremists, this is for you.
Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen does more to highlight the kingdom's isolation than its power.
ISIS may be more famous for cutting off heads, but it's Washington that's learning the hard way not to slash first and ask questions later.