Funded by the federal government to improve U.S. national security, Middle East studies centers have become hotbeds of anti-American and anti-Israel activism
Barack Obama’s plan was never about stopping Iran from obtaining a bomb. It was about realigning American interests in the Middle East in order to remake the Democratic Party at home.
American Jewish groups imagine the former U.S. envoy as a bulwark protecting Israel against Democratic Party radicals—but is that more about hope, or anxiety?
China’s drive for supremacy is now underway in the Middle East—and it won’t end there
The American Orientalist Class attempts to paint a fantasy Middle Eastern landscape on the American canvas
Trump’s is the latest play in a decadeslong game of trying to counter previous ‘peace process’ moves by each new American administration
Two years on, the time has come for a moral assessment of our military strategy in the Middle East
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.
It’s the most extreme form of institutionalized violence against women on the planet
And are we now on the eve of the emergence of a new, Fifth International?
Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
Patricia Crone, the late scholar of Islam, fearlessly and rigorously explored the origins of Iran’s influential and mystical version of the religion
With many regions of the Middle East mired in ongoing turmoil, what is the legacy of the Sykes-Picot Agreement?
Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level
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
President Barack Obama has done more to pivot the United States away from the hawkish foreign policy entrenched in Washington than even his supporters give him credit for
Ribal al-Assad, once an opponent of his cousin, Bashar al-Assad, touted a cuddly, progressive Syria in New York this week