Who’s Afraid of Saudi Nukes?
Riyadh’s reckless behavior foments widespread mistrust of its plans to buy nuclear reactors.
In Yemen, Targeting of Aid Workers Risks Unraveling Crisis
Houthi rebels’ attacks on aid workers could deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis.
The Secret Lives of Arab Princesses
Most women in the Arab world are disadvantaged—and the most privileged women often have it worst of all.
Lebanon Is Facing an Economic and Environmental Disaster
Rather than rushing to punish Hezbollah, the United States should be shoring up the country’s new government to avoid state collapse.
All This Should Remind You of the Run-Up to the Iraq War
The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America's last major Middle Eastern invasion.
How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.
Jared Kushner and the Art of Humiliation
Trump’s son-in-law has become known as a deal-maker. But with the Palestinians, his approach appears to be take it or leave it.
Hezbollah Is in Venezuela to Stay
Regime change in Caracas won’t change the country’s problematic relationship with the terrorist group.
A Deadly Welcome Awaits Syria’s Returning Refugees
As the war in Syria dies down, the torture and mistreatment of returnees are ramping up.
The Middle East Doesn’t Admire America Anymore
What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about U.S. power in the Arab world.
What Putin Really Wants in Syria
Russia never sought to be a small-time fixer in the Middle East. Its goal was to reclaim its status as a global power broker.
EU Offers Up a Meager Workaround to U.S. Iran Sanctions
The new vehicle will do little to ease Iran’s economic pain, though it should help humanitarian trade.
The U.S. Has Wasted Billions of Dollars on Failed Arab Armies
Military cooperation with Middle East allies can work—if Washington rethinks its premises.
U.S. Considering Plan to Stay in Remote Syrian Base to Counter Iran
The Trump administration could face legal issues maintaining a small force at al-Tanf.
Why the New York Knicks Keep Dunking on Erdogan
The 7-foot center Enes Kanter has become a symbol of Turkey's never-ending purge—and a potential assassination target.
Dear Democrats: Don’t Let Trump Kill the Two-State Solution
Here’s how the new Congress should buy time for Israeli-Palestinian peace under the next president.
The Other Magic Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is making a very risky bet that it can become an international tourist destination.
Trump Is Making the Mess in Syria Even Messier
He inherited the conflict. It’s up to him to resolve it responsibly.
The Golan Heights Should Stay Israeli Forever
At least one of Israel’s occupations will be permanent, whether anyone else likes it or not.