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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.
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 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.
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.

America Rising: Indispensible 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.
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?

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?
19 Sep 2016

Editor's Introduction

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

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.
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.
27 Sep 2016
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.
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.

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.
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.
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
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6 Sep 2016

UN Urges Syrians to Revive Talks

Middle East Online. 05:00 PM EDT
1 Sep 2016
31 Aug 2016

OPINION. Obama’s Imperial Mideast Policy Unravels

Middle East Online. 11:15 AM EDT
30 Aug 2016

Obama to Meet Erdogan for Talks on Syria

Middle East Online. 10:53 AM EDT
7 Sep 2016

Turkey’s Tensions With the West Are Nothing New

Turkey’s pivot to Russia is cause for alarm but not surprise. Government messages, reinforced by media, sow mistrust of the West, and have been getting louder for some time.
14 Jul 2016

Iran and Oman: Burgeoning Allies

Oman—often called the Switzerland of the Gulf—is strengthening ties with Iran in a way that will likely strain the Gulf region's alignments and politics.
9 Sep 2016

Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Fight Makes Strides

Corruption has eroded Ukraine’s entire judicial system yet the public has kept up pressure to transform it, and important and visible progress is finally taking shape.
18 Aug 2016

Al-Qaeda Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Yemeni Soldiers

Middle East Online. 11:42 AM EDT
16 Aug 2016
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30 Apr 2015

Caught in the Middle: India, China, and Tibet

The border that separates India and China marks a tense and uncertain boundary between two giants—one communist, one democratic—with Tibet caught precariously in between.
14 Jun 2016

In China, Xi's Legitimacy in the Balance

The contradictions between claims made by China's leaders and the country's realities have exposed the regime's vulnerabilities that activists must spotlight to further the push for freedom.
1 Aug 2016

Death Toll from July 3 Baghdad Bombing Rises to 323

Middle East Online. 11:24 AM EDT
28 Jul 2016

France, UK Call for End to Aleppo Siege

Middle East Online. 11:57 AM EDT
27 Jul 2016

Egypt Asks IMF for Financial Support

Middle East Online. 11:25 AM EDT
25 Jul 2016
30 Jun 2016

Unholy Alliance: Kleptocratic Authoritarians and their Western Enablers

The kleptocratic authoritarians who steal from their citizens, thwart freedom, and endanger world order mustn't be welcomed by Western banks.
21 Jul 2016