Middle East

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard outside the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in November 2017. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

Can the Trump Administration Help an Israeli Held by Hamas?

The family says it’s not about politics. But might politics help them?

A U.S. soldier in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct. 25, 2009. (Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images)

Israel Is Growing Increasingly Worried About the Trump Administration

As Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia rush to fill the vacuum of leadership in the Middle East, the United States is AWOL.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in the Demilitarized Zone on October 27. (Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: Pentagon Officials Open To Talks With North Korea

U.S. taking eye off South China Sea, Navy searching for way to 355 ships, Pentagon experimenting with new missile defenses

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event in Beijing on Nov. 9. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

America Can’t Win Great-Power Hardball

As other countries rise, global stability depends on the United States holding onto its moralism.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 9 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Isn’t Sure If Democracy Is Better Than Autocracy

America's president is voluntarily abdicating one of the country's biggest strategic advantages.

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin wave at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam on November 10. (Mikhail  Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Suspected Russian NSA Hack Worst Ever

The coming air war in Afghanistan; U.S. drone strikes in Somalia; Did SEALs Kill Green Berets over money?

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington, D.C. on March 14. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Has Unleashed the Saudi Arabia We Always Wanted — and Feared

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has put the Middle East on a collision course. And the White House will own the consequences.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on October 22. (Alex Brandon/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: The Saudi Mystery Deepens

Air Force short 2,000 pilots, war drums with Iran, Marines on Syrian border

USS Nimitz , USS Kitty Hawk. and USS John C. Stennis near Guam, August 14, 2007. (U.S. Navy)

SitRep: Lawmakers Approve $700B Defense Budget, but No Plan to Vote on It

Iran and Saudi talking tough, McCain pushes back on Trump pick who helped on torture memos

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention on July 21, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

America Will Survive Trump, but It Won’t Ever Be the Same

One year after his election, the president has done more, and less, damage than feared.

Saudi women sit in a stadium for the first time to attend an event in the capital Riyadh on Sept. 23, commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the kingdom. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid a Saudi Purge, Women Face the Test of a Lifetime

As the kingdom experiences momentous change, women are keenly aware that the weight of history is on their shoulders.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara on Oct. 31. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Can’t Give Turkey a Hall Pass on Rule of Law

Turkey wants to play “hostage diplomacy” with the United States. But the risks of transactional politics have far-reaching consequences.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In shakes hands with President Donald Trump during their summit in Seoul on November 7. (Jeon Heon-Kyun - Pool /Getty Images)

SitRep: Trump Softens on North Korea, But Promises More Weapons for Seoul

Sales of American weapons in Syria booming; 3,500 U.S. troops heading to Afghanistan.

Drugs seized by Syrian police in Damascus on Jan. 4, 2016. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the ‘Jihadi Drug’ Moving Out of Syria?

The DEA says Captagon production is shifting back to Europe. Experts are doubtful.

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