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Middle East

russia

Americans no longer have the luxury of throwing up their hands in frustration over the confused situation on the ground in Syria. As the Wall...
Syria

In the space of a single month, the Syrian regime has reportedly deployed chlorine gas in civilian neighborhoods on six separate occasions. The Trump administration...
Jerusalem

The Pew Research Center regularly asks Americans this question: “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more, Israel...
Lebanon

If I were compiling a foreign policy wish list for 2018, high on the list would be ending the fiction that Lebanon is an independent...
iran

The fact that Iran’s anti-regime protests appear to have died down is not a reason to relax the pressure on Tehran. On the contrary, it’s...
New York Times

Thomas Erdbrink is at it again. The New York Times Tehran bureau chief told readers in November that Donald Trump's tough rhetoric had pushed the Iranian people...
Iran students

The current uprising, then, poses a far more potent threat to mullah power than its previous iterations, because nationalism is a far more potent force than liberal-democratic aspiration.

Iran

Slogans have shifted from joblessness and corruption to opposition to the Islamic Republic in toto.

nikki haley

Nikki Haley's diplomatic career is no longer nascent, but her support for the Jewish state, while no longer surprising, is still one of the most...
Jerusalem

Mainstream media outlets like to complain about “fake news” emanating from sources other than themselves, but the mainstream media itself has taken fake news to...
Syria

Just over one year ago, President-elect Donald Trump stood alongside his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis and outlined his philosophy on what constitutes...
saudi arabia

Writing in these pages last month, I described Muhammad bin Salman's reform agenda in Saudi Arabia as "the real Arab Spring." The 32-year-old Saudi crown...