Middle East & Africa
Iran's President's Ebrahim Raisi remotely addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on September 21, 2021 at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

Iran Turns East

Conservative President Ebrahim Raisi, deeply distrustful of the West, looks to deepen ties with China and Russia.

Libyans inspect the site of a car bomb attack.

Libya’s Chaos Is a Warning to the World

Ten years after Qaddafi’s death, Libya is a harbinger of the enduring global disorder to come.

Top Sudanese Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan speaks at a press conference.

Sudanese General Blew Off Final U.S. Effort to Avert Power Grab

Military junta faces widespread international backlash for upending Sudan’s shaky democratic transition.

Demonstrators lift flags during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in Amman, Jordan on May 16.

Jordan Is Not Palestine

Reannexing the West Bank is an impractical idea that would threaten Jordan’s stability, deny Palestinians the right to self-determination, and reward Israel’s illegal settlements.

People enter the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 20, 2006.

Does the ICC Obstruct Peace?

In Ivory Coast, the court’s blind pursuit of justice undermined reconciliation efforts.

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‘The Worst Bloody Job in the World’

U.N. sanctions inspectors feel unsupported and unsafe.

Students gather in an amphitheater at the Université Thomas Sankara near Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso on Oct. 15.

Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem

Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism.

Jordanian King Abdullah I in Jerusalem in 1948.

Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again

Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.

The Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system intercepts rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel on May 14.

Israel Needs Weapons to Stop Iran’s Bomb

Jerusalem needs help from Washington to prevail in a terrible conflict.

Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda stands under a shelter during his enthronement ceremony in 1993.

How Land Reform Became Uganda’s Most Controversial Problem

The land debate is a tussle for power between an indigenous kingdom and an authoritarian state.

A general view of a garment factory at the Hawassa Industrial Park in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia on Oct. 1, 2019.

Don’t Remove Ethiopia’s AGOA Trade Privileges

The Biden administration has threatened to end Addis Ababa’s eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Doing so would hurt the poor the most.

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr celebrate in Baghdad.

The Biggest Loser of Iraq’s Election Could Be Iran

Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they’ll reject the results, and are threatening violence.

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وحدوا الأردن وفلسطين – مرة أخرى

على عمان أن تضم الضفة الغربية مرة أخرى من أجل إنهاء الاحتلال الإسرائيلي غير الشرعي ، وتحقيق السلام والازدهار ، ومنح الفلسطينيين حقوقهم الديمقراطية

עבדאללה הראשון, מלך ירדן (במרכז) מול כיפת הסלע בירושלים, 17 ביוני 1948.

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עמאן צריכה לספח את הגדה המערבית ועזה לירדן - כדי לשים סוף לכיבוש הישראלי הבלתי חוקי, להביא שלום ושגשוג ולהעניק זכויות דמוקרטיות לפלסטינים.

Portraits of Islamic clerics hang in an Iranian library.

Tehran’s Harvard Incubated Iran’s New Government

The school’s mission is to find the most talented Iranians willing to serve the state—and give them access to power.

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