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rex tillerson

The headline previewing how Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson would handle uncomfortable questions at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday said that he...
Iran

Supporters of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are wringing their hands at what might become of the deal under a Trump administration. After...

On the second COMMENTARY podcast this week, Abe Greenwald and I wonder at the weak sourcing of the stories about the Russian effort to hijack...
Aleppo

It is painful simply to read about the horrors that Aleppo is currently enduring. In its death throes, it is reminiscent of Stalingrad, Warsaw, and...
Syria

“Aleppo has basically fallen,” Donald Trump declared at an October 9 presidential debate. He was wrong then. The assertion was made only, in part, to...
Iran

John Kerry made a lot of news over the weekend when speaking on issues that will affect how the next presidential administration navigates a complex...
Golan Heights

Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make. Sunday’s attack on the Golan Heights, in which the Israel Defense Forces fended off an...
Syria

The causes for Donald Trump’s ascension are as multifarious as the rise of the nationalist right in Europe. There is no single explanation for America’s...
Assad

That was quite an interview that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad gave to foreign reporters. As recounted by Anne Barnard of the New York Times, it...
Rania Khalek

If journalist-activist Rania Khalek did not exist, someone would have to invent her. A prominent supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, she has proven...
Raqqa

A coalition of militias and Iraqi Security Forces (to say nothing of American soldiers) is still closing in on the sprawling, ISIS-occupied city of Mosul, but...
nation building

The recent experience in Afghanistan and Iraq has soured most Americans on "nation-building"—or what should more properly be called institution-building or state-building. This aversion is...