Later today, Donald Trump is expected to offer a largely symbolic but important gesture affirming that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Yemen desperately needed a way out of this conflict, which is brutalizing its people. Now, that hope has dissipated and the country is worse off than ever.
Defenders of Roy Moore should reflect that in an era of crisis we’re going to have to fall back on the strength of our values, norms, and institutions.
The weekend purge in Saudi Arabia was a move by the new crown prince to consolidate power, push back against the clerics, and keep a young populace happy.
Iranian religious fighters see the fight against ISIS as a great way to subjugate the Sunni areas of Iraq and bring them under Iran’s influence and even control.
Arameans, an ancient people with a distinct culture, have been severely persecuted throughout Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria for more than 1,400 years.
The 2015 Iran nuclear deal effectively has no provision for international inspections of military installations, which Tehran has said it won’t allow.
With concerns escalating, North Korea should not lead us to tone down our voice and provide further concessions to Pyongyang and Tehran. We should in fact do the opposite.
President Trump can agree with the intelligence folks on technical compliance with the Iran deal, but note major violations of a U.N. resolution and state he cannot certify because of that.
On this 9/11 anniversary, we’re starting to realize that nobody has a coherent strategic answer to the threat of Islamic terrorism. We’re not even trying.
Author Stephen Mansfield shares his interactions with Kurdish leaders, what the Trump administration should do, and his prediction for the results of the independence referendum.
President Trump’s Afghanistan plan is, above all, a pledge to double down on the bipartisan failures of the last decade and half, making changes only for the worse.
It takes ignorance or willful obfuscation to assert President Trump has flipped since he started listening to generals.
While Trump may have changed his position vis-à-vis troop deployment to Afghanistan, he’s staying true to many of the foreign policy principles he espoused during his campaign.
Ultimately, it is in Washington’s interest to have Ankara on its side if a major crisis ever breaks out in Europe or the Middle East. That’s why the U.S. media needs to quit fearmongering.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is so far doubling down on a failed status quo, dragging out a strategic loss already bought at a dear cost.
With Doha more defiant than ever, the United States needs to take more drastic action and remove a crutch that has been propping up the emirate for too long.
The stern response today is a consequence of Qatar not only breaking its 2013 commitments but of stepping well beyond them.
‘For the West to see a day free from wars against Islamist terror…we must wage an ideological war to influence the minds of Muslims,’ says Zuhdi Jasser.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Syrian ceasefire to culminate in some sort of peaceful resolution, or even last long. We’ve been down this road before, folks.
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