Agents of Influence: Obama and his advisers, now seeking to shape his legacy, say they are proud they ditched the ‘Washington playbook’ and decided to stay out of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. Only they didn’t. They intervened on behalf of Iran.
Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
Helen Mirren stars in the ‘flawed but riveting’ portrayal of the wrenching dilemmas of the military’s new intimate killing
The post-American Middle East being born in Syria is an irretrievably changed land of sectarianism and new foreign hegemony
They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion
But none of those charged with crimes have actually been apprehended—illustrating the limits of justice when dealing with terrorists
The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.
The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
The man behind post-Sept. 11 TV opens up about his background, what goes on in writers rooms, and what he’s working on now
In the heart of Kashmir, where happiness was a warm AK-47, the weapon was my voice, and my dream