Confrontation with Iran almost dragged the United States into war. Détente would benefit all sides.
Presidents love making threats. They don’t work.
An entrenched sectarian political system, self-serving leaders leftover from the civil war, and a protest movement more ambitious than organized seem to have set Lebanon’s revolution back where it started.
The killing of a coloured teenager in Johannesburg exposed the fraught state of race relations in South Africa—and how the racial hierarchies created by apartheid continue to plague the country.
After a year of chaos, a familiar face is returning to the top of a country that desperately wants change.
Years of quiet development are finally paying off, and Abu Dhabi’s defense industry can largely stand on its own feet.
Tangled in a geopolitical, economic, and global health storm, these African islands have charted a course to break free.
The announcement could end Sudan’s three decades as an international pariah. But it comes at a cost.
A German court is exposing Syria’s systemic atrocities—and ending any hopes of international reconciliation with the regime.
How Israel’s agreements this year with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates made the Middle East more volatile.
There is a risk of a nuclear cascade across the region. The United States can stop it by enforcing the gold standard of nonproliferation.
As the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Islamic State insurgency, revolutionizing the country’s energy sector could be the key to long-term security.