By cutting UNRWA funding, the Trump administration hopes to pressure Palestinians to return to the bargaining table. But at what cost?
Recent actions in the Middle East affirm that the Trump administration does not care about collateral damage -- as long as it's in pursuit of their agenda.
Trump is not going to move the U.S. embassy during his term. His announcement is a reckless attempt, writes Susan E. Reed, to gain attention and respect.
If we couldn’t win with 100,000 troops under President Obama, asks Rich Barlow, how will just one-fifth as many prevail?
Iraq has the potential to become a model of integration of different Muslim sects, religions and ethnicities, writes Susan E. Reed.
Rich Barlow asks: Can our incoming provocateur-in-chief tame his tongue long enough to notch a deal he professes to want: peace in the Middle East?
Aleppo’s fall doesn’t mean that Syria’s civil war is over.
A rhyming opinion piece from our poet of the political scene, Erika Fine.
In addition to being bad for general peace in the Mideast, the countries are waging proxy fights in countries where there are U.S. interests and troops at stake.
It’s time for European leaders to recognize that the refugee crisis is not just Turkey’s problem to fix.
President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran could now benefit Iraq -- by helping to create a functioning government.
Saudi Arabia has long been a cornerstone in America’s Middle East strategy. Should it still be?
The withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria will bring to a close the brief era of cooperation between Moscow and the West. Unfortunately, what the West paid for that cooperation...
How today’s Republican civil war echoes the past.
Sanders has steadfastly opposed military entanglements throughout his time in Congress, while Clinton’s background is littered with support for failed overseas adventures.
Here’s hoping the candidates address such questions. The answers will affect us all.
One wonders if the Pentagon, reversing years of its own analysis and directives, is no longer concerned that increasing civilian casualties creates more enemies.
Abraham Lincoln is overlooked for his foreign policy. But he modeled restrained realism abroad, and has much to teach us about how to thrive in the post-American century.
President Obama's thematic overview approach was not only an accurate diagnosis of the State of the Union, but preferable as well to the usually detailed, propagandist drone.
While Obama is quick to blame Congress for Washington dysfunction, he is often slow to acknowledge his own role.