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19 Sep 2016

Unstable, Unruly, and Reprobate: The Middle East Today

Tehran and Riyadh compete to expand their regional influence by maneuvering troops, funds, and surrogates in the midst of war, faltering economies, ethno-sectarian tension, jihad, and refugees.
27 Oct 2013

Forced Exodus: Christians in the Middle East

In Syria and other parts of the Middle East, militant Islamists have launched a purge of Arab Christians from cities and towns where they have flourished since the dawn of Christianity.
28 Oct 2013

No Exit: Why the US Can’t Leave the Middle East

Seeing only dim prospects in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, and recalling the wars of the last decade, most Americans understandably want to quit the Middle East. But that simply isn’t an option.
17 Oct 2016

The Power to Vilify on Social Media Trumps Reverence

The outpouring of grief for Thailand’s King Rama IX makes one wonder if reverence and respect for national leaders will fall victim to the tendency to vilify and stigmatize public figures on social media.
19 Sep 2016

Presidential Priority: Restore American Leadership

The alternative to America’s indispensability is not a harmonious, self-regulating balance of independent states but an international landscape marked by eruptions of chaos and destruction.
28 Feb 2012

The Perils of Wishful Thinking: On Europe and the Middle East

The problems that struck the EU and the Arab Spring last year could have been predicted (and were by some). Still, why were so many commentators wistfully optimistic?
1 Sep 2011

Last Man Standing: Is America Fading in the New Middle East?

As US alliances and resolve in the region grow weaker, what role will America play in the new Middle East?

19 Sep 2016

Diplomacy's Aversion to Power: Consequences of Retreat

Retrenchment and disengagement have not yielded peace, stability, or global order—rather, growing instability, expanding terror’s reach, surging floods of refugees, and intensifying civil war.
27 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016

US, UK to Begin Raqa Offensive Within Weeks

Middle East Online. 11:15 AM EDT

OPINION. A Tale of Two Aleppos

Middle East Online. 11:13 AM EDT
19 Sep 2016

America Rising: Indispensable Again in Asia

China’s aggressive militarism, slowing economy, and indecisive leadership has renewed America’s status as a welcome and indispensable force for prosperity and security in Asia.
25 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016

OPINION. US is Escalating Role in Yemen War

Middle East Online. 10:20 AM EDT
19 Sep 2016

Editor's Introduction

the West’s prosperity and security is built. Turning to the unstable and unruly Middle East, Jamsheed ...

2 May 2016

Islam and Democracy After the Arab Spring

The Arab Winter convinced many that the Middle East is destined to be a hopelessly repressive region. But peel away the layers and it's clear there's both hope and opportunity.
13 Oct 2016

Gulf, Turkish Ministers Condemn Airstrikes on Aleppo

Middle East Online. 11:32 AM EDT
11 Oct 2016

Erdogan to Iraqi PM: We Will Do What We Want in Iraq

Middle East Online. 10:23 AM EDT
25 Aug 2016

Iran Targets Latin America

Three years ago the Obama Administration offered Congress soothing reassurances regarding Iran's aspirations in Latin America. Look again.
19 Sep 2016

On the Rise: Europe’s Fringe Right

Waves of refugees, stagnant economies, terror threats, and a cultural identity crisis are fueling nationalism, isolationism, and Euroskepticism – and challenging Europe’s liberal order.
6 Oct 2016

OPINION. Double Standards for Israel and Syria

Middle East Online. 11:20 AM EDT
5 Oct 2016

Israel Retaliates After Rocket Fire from Gaza

Middle East Online. 11:11 AM EDT
4 Oct 2016
19 Sep 2016

Terror Crossroads: On Europe’s Doorstep

The Balkan region, Kosovo and Bosnia in particular, has become a training ground, forward outpost, and launching pad for jihad across Europe.
29 Sep 2016

9/11 Bill Puts US-Saudi Cooperation in Question

Middle East Online. 11:36 AM EDT

UN: Hundreds in Aleppo Need Medical Evacuation

Middle East Online. 11:36 AM EDT
19 Sep 2016

Balancing Act: The China-India-U.S. Triangle

The colliding and intersecting security and economic interests of Asia’s powers makes for a delicate dance of cooperation, coalition, and competition between China, India, and the United States.
28 Sep 2016

Paris to Host International Meeting on Libya

Middle East Online. 11:17 AM EDT
14 Sep 2016

Modernization, Literacy, and Stagnation in the Arab World

Perhaps the Arab world’s deep-rooted problems with literacy and modernity would be aided—like in much of the developing world—by adoption of alphabetic writing.
27 Sep 2016
22 Sep 2016

UN Hopes Syria Talks Can Resume in ‘A Few Weeks’

Middle East Online. 11:17 AM EDT
21 Sep 2016

Iran Displays Weapons at Military Parade in Tehran

Middle East Online. 11:17 AM EDT
20 Sep 2016

UN: Strike on Syrian Aid Convoy is a War Crime

Middle East Online. 12:40 PM EDT
15 Sep 2016

OPINION. Israel’s Bogus Civil War

Middle East Online. 11:36 AM EDT
14 Sep 2016

OPINON. Iran’s Ebbing Influence in Syria

Middle East Online. 11:40 AM EDT
13 Sep 2016