Why Iran Is Downplaying Israel Assassinating Its Officials
As Israel ups the ante of covert warfare, Iran scrambles to respond.
Why Does Israel Keep Assassinating Iranian Officials? Because It Works.
Targeting senior leaders critical to an enemy program makes strategic sense from Israel’s perspective.
U.S. Aid to Saudi Arabia on Missile Defense Is Not Unconditional
Biden must make it clear to Saudi leaders that continued ballistic missile cooperation with China will jeopardize U.S. missile defense assistance.
Bibi Sees a Path Back to Leadership After Israeli Government Dissolves
But a fifth election in less than four years is more likely to produce deadlock—again.
Syrian Refugees Find Little Hope in Lebanon’s Election
Lebanon’s large refugee population has long given up on their futures in the country.
The Houthis Still Have the Upper Hand in Yemen
A tenuous U.N. truce has provided relief to civilians but may only entrench a power imbalance in the country’s civil war.
Why Biden Is Trying to Keep Naftali Bennett Afloat
The right-wing Israeli leader’s fragile coalition is vastly preferable to a return of Netanyahu.
What Is Biden’s Policy in the Persian Gulf?
Talk of security guarantees for the UAE and a thaw in Washington-Riyadh relations could enhance—or weaken—U.S. standing in the region.
The Next Mediterranean Migration Crisis Will Be Worse
A new book tells the forgotten story of migrants stranded in Libya amid United Nations incompetence and Western indifference.
America’s Iran Follies
How two decades of misjudgments by Washington helped lead Tehran to the nuclear brink.
Will Turkey Expel Its Syrian Refugees?
Nearly 4 million refugees are caught in the crossfire of Ankara’s heated domestic politics.
Biden Was Always Going to Need Saudi Arabia
Trying to make Mohammed bin Salman a “pariah” was bound to fail.
Inside the Waning Days of al Qaeda
A new book on the documents recovered in the Abbottabad raid reveals an organization far weaker than many believed it to be.
Tunisia’s Powerful Labor Union Is Thwarting President Saied’s Ambitions
The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) is the one body with enough power to derail Saied’s plans.