America’s divide-and-rule strategy in the Middle East has backfired.
In the Middle East, U.S. Holds China at Risk
U.S. officials believe that China is vulnerable to its dependency on the region’s oil.
The Fateful Fist Bump
If you thought the polarization of politics in the United States was corrosive, brace yourself for the even more corrosive polarization of geopolitics.
Is the Long War Finally Ending?
Withdrawing several thousand U.S. troops from Afghanistan is just the tip of the iceberg.
How Will Obama’s Reconfigured National Security Team Approach the Middle East?
It will likely use a combination of hard and soft power utilizing diplomacy, coalition building, political pressure, and military power.
President Obama Might Be Time’s Person of the Year, But Not the Middle-East’s
Egypt’s President Morsi made Time’s short list for the person of the year, but his inability to steer Egypt to safety after his election cost him the accolade.
The U.S. and the Middle East: The Next Four Years
The United States should consider taking China up on its four-point peace plan for Syria.
A New Middle East Agenda for Obama
In his first term, President Barack Obama’s vision for the Middle East failed to materialize. If he wants to make a lasting mark during his second term, he must ensure that U.S. policy in the region is no longer dictated by energy sources, friendly dictators, and Israel.
Washington’s Problem in the Middle East: Policy, Not Personality
For decades U.S. presidents have shown a willingness to hold hands with just about anyone for the price of oil.
Embassy Protests and Middle East Unrest in Context
It seems bizarre that right-wing pundits would be so desperate to use the recent anti-American protests in the Middle East—in most cases numbering only a few hundred people and in no cases numbering more than two or three thousand—as somehow indicative of why the United States should oppose greater democracy in the Middle East.