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Middle East

middle east

It’s one of the ironies of Middle Eastern studies and Western media that the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to get outsize coverage in comparison to so...
Iran

Regardless of how the Obama administration described their nuclear deal with Iran, it increasingly looks like history will judge the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
turkey

Since last year’s abortive coup attempt in Turkey, the Turkish government has unleashed a massive crackdown on followers of Fethullah Gülen, an exiled theologian who...
Aya Hijazi

Both President Donald Trump’s supporters and detractors credit his approach with helping to win the release of Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi, an NGO worker imprisoned in...
iran

Every four years, it’s déjà vu all over again. Pundits, the press, and Iran-watchers indulge in horserace analysis of the Iranian presidential race. Will incumbent...
turkey

On April 16, Turks will head to the polls to vote on a new constitution which fundamentally will change the nature of the Turkish government...
syria

On Thursday night, the United States took the welcome step of acknowledging its years-long military effort to undermine the Syrian regime by shifting from covert...
Syria

One of the worst things that Barack Obama did while in office was to announce a “red line” over the Syrian government’s use of chemical...
Bahrain

Earlier this week, Max Boot, my colleague here at COMMENTARY, argued that the tiny Arab island nation of Bahrain should show more restraint if it...
syria

If President Donald Trump wanted to confuse his opponents and dilute any serious criticisms of his approach to the situation in Syria, he could have...
Assad

In his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump made a special point of noting the myriad ways in which Barack Obama’s approach to foreign policy...
bds

Even if they have suffered some recent setbacks among academic umbrella groups, the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is an increasingly loud presence on...