The former militia leader who once terrorized U.S. forces has reinvented himself as an Iraqi nationalist and a pragmatist.
The country's institutions are not a counterweight to Hezbollah, but its enablers.
The showdown with Qatar is forcing all Middle Eastern countries to pick sides — and leaving two of them in the lurch.
Beijing is using the region's ongoing woes to solidify its own geopolitical agenda.
The big question for the world is whether the United States will now follow its old Iraq playbook, too.
Tit for tat battle weakens the United Nations’ ability to enforce sanctions around the world.
A Gulf-led coalition is preparing to assault a key Yemeni port, risking a fresh humanitarian crisis.
In the run-up to the G-7 summit, Trump seemed to forget a key lesson from history.
Western promoters of democracy aren’t seen as a threat to individual rulers but as a reminder of colonial history.
The war against foreign-funded NGOs — from India to Israel — is harming democratic governance, not enhancing it.
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
A Saudi-led coalition wanted to permanently ostracize its rival. One year later, Qatar has more influence in the West than ever.