Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The Turkish F-4 that Syria shot down was testing Syria's radar.
What would U.S. policy toward Iran look like if free of pressure from Israel and its supporters?
How far should the state go to improve the world?
Israel's nukes beg to be balanced.
The media acts as if the development of nuclear weapons were a fait accompli on the part of Iran.
At this point, President Assad is beginning to seem self-destructive.
Qatar's foreign policy is ambitious, creative, and rife with ambiguity.
And what is the relationship of transnational organized crime to state power?
The C.I.A. is evaluating Syrian rebels to see which groups qualify for arms aid.
Attacks from Iraq's Sunni militant groups are unlikely to provoke Shia reprisals. But what the violence can do is increase the chances that Iraqis will lose complete faith in their political leaders.