As US alliances and resolve in the region grow weaker, what role will America play in the new Middle East?
The Obama administration is right to increase the civilian role in foreign policy, but its “smart power” efforts should be smarter than they are.
Joshua Muravchik reviews the history and flaws of the latest school of American interventionism.
Ten years after 9/11, hearts and minds still matter just as much on the home front as on the battlefield.
WikiLeaks might be controversial in the West, but it had a powerful effect on Mideast countries where news and information have been systematically repressed for decades.
US failures in Lebanon in the '80s have always given heartburn to policy veterans. It hardly reassures that recent generations have not done much better.
Two former extremists prove just how much the UK learns from its reformed enemies (and why the US should do the same).