Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.
And there’s no indication that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s bold moves, Saudi Arabia stands a chance of turning the tide.
As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.
The United States needs to put a stop to this flashpoint before it’s too late.
Policymakers must articulate the “why” informing a strategy and periodically revaluate whether it is achievable and what ought to come next.
Without a plan for countering Iranian and Russian interests in Eastern Syria, the administration could find itself in a very bad place in the Middle East.
A month after its independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan is seeing its economic future threatened.
The war against the Islamic State concealed the Kurds' political and economic weaknesses. The loss of Kirkuk has made them impossible to ignore.
China is the biggest threat to the U.S.-led global order. But America keeps getting distracted.
Our propensity to see the world in terms of good and evil might be described as a shared, though ill-defined, moral conviction so strong that it blinds leaders to the complex motives, interests, and perspectives of other actors.
After decades of tension and years of U.S. prodding, Riyadh and Baghdad are mending fences.