Netanyahu might be seeing an opportunity to evade his corruption trial by dissolving his coalition and calling yet another election.
His administration wants to trigger the JCPOA’s snapback mechanism, but he probably can’t do that from the outside.
If the United States lets France take the lead, the Lebanese people will get more political paralysis, cosmetic reforms, and Hezbollah control of state institutions.
After decades of living in denial, the country has hit rock bottom—but glimmers of a brighter future are starting to emerge.
Land reform isn’t just about compensating white farmers whose land was expropriated. It must secure the property rights of Black farmers, too.
By removing Saudi Arabia and other serial violators of children’s human rights from the annual list of shame, António Guterres is weakening one of the U.N.’s most effective accountability mechanisms.
The Lebanese public wants answers and accountability for last week’s port explosion—not scapegoats.
After a record seizure, Italian police blamed the terror group. It’s more likely the Syrian regime has a hand in production and trafficking.
Hard-liners in Tehran have called for closer ties to China for years. The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement gave them what they wanted.
Mustafa al-Kadhimi is better placed than many of his predecessors to cement the Iraqi state’s authority, but independent armed groups are pushing back.
A two-state solution remains the only politically viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and, with the right Israeli and U.S. leaders, it can be achieved outside the Oslo framework.
Despite the Islamic State’s retreat, Assyrians fear for their security in the Nineveh Plains. They need stronger support from Washington and Baghdad.
The United States has the opportunity to reshape its alliances and bolster lasting stability in the region—but only by ending a failed approach.