Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Kurds have established a democratic state in Syria. Can the United States help it survive?
A small detachment of U.S. troops won't protect the Kurds from Turkish aggression, but putting conditions on arms transfers might.
To keep U.S. troops in Syria now implies a forever war, with no realistic ending imaginable, and no authorization from Congress.
The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children in Yemen.
The war is winding down but very little progress has been made on addressing the underlying causes.
On everything from climate to trade to the international order itself, the failure of the White House's powers of persuasion were on full display at the G20.
Americans — including those in the White House — know little about Iran and its history with the United States. A new book wants to change that.
Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates.
Despite dire warnings, politically influential big banks continue to lend billions to the fossil fuel industry every year.
Reporters know the president is telling racist lies to rile up his base. Why won’t they just say that?