Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The spread of Salafism, thanks to Saudi Arabia, sows the seeds of sympathy for Islamic extremism.
A region at war, a rash of terrorist attacks, and the worst refugee crisis since World War II: These are the legacies of America’s quarter-century-and-counting war in Iraq.
How did the U.S. boats and personnel detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf wind up 50 miles off their route?
Thirty-six years into the U.S. base build-up in the Greater Middle East, military force has failed as a strategy for controlling the region, no less defeating terrorist organizations.
The Middle East is hardly a cheery place these days. But there's one silver lining: The Iran deal is paying off big.
Democracy might not be for everyone, but, like Americans, the Middle East just wants to be free.
A powerful new solo show on the Israel-Palestine conflict presents the sounds of one man wrestling.
The administration needs to face its inability to achieve regime change in Syria and the destruction of the Islamic State.
The United States should rethink its ties to a country that engages in mass executions and disastrous military campaigns.
Saudi Arabia is acting panicked by Iran’s rise.