Iran’s Carefully Coded Message
The recent strikes make clear that Iran’s enemies won’t be able to bypass it in the Persian Gulf.
The Islamic Republic of Recklessness
You might not think high-risk aggression is in Iran’s national interest, but leaders in Tehran have long disagreed.
Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal
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Maximum Pressure on Iran Means Maximum Risk of War
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
U.S. Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks
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The United States’ Antitrust Laws Can’t Match Saudi Aramco
Congress should pass NOPEC to give America a fighting chance against oil cartels.
Oil’s Power Players
The United States may be a growing force in energy markets, but national oil companies still reign supreme.
Turkey and Russia are Bitter Frenemies
The United States doesn’t need to fear their partnership. It will crumble soon enough.
Using Proxies, Iran Appears to Be Hitting Back in the Fight Over Oil
Experts believe Tehran is behind recent attacks on Saudi oil installations and vessels.
Saudi Arabia Has Big Plans in India
With Saudi Aramco’s bid for a stake in Reliance Industries, the oil giant is looking to establish a permanent foothold in the South Asian country.
How Dangerous Are U.S.-Iran Tensions?
Washington cites Tehran’s “warnings” in deploying a carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf. The question is whether the threat is real.
By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America
Washington’s extraordinary unilateralism is cracking the foundation of its global financial power.
Trump’s Big Iran Oil Gamble
By seeking to cut Iranian exports to zero, the U.S. president is taking a major economic and political risk.
Khalifa Haftar’s Miscalculated Attack on Tripoli Will Cost Him Dearly
The Libyan general was poised to rise to power. Now his unnecessary assault on the capital is alienating key international backers and potential local allies.
Algeria’s Bouteflika Is on His Way Out. Here’s What’s Next.
The longtime president may depart as soon as this week, but the country’s growing protest movement has not yet united behind one leader or policy platform.
While You Weren’t Looking, General Haftar Has Been Taking Over Libya
Despite the drawn-out political instability plaguing the country, a negotiated rise to power for Haftar is not the answer.
Nazarbayev Is Giving Up Presidency, Not Power, in Kazakhstan
The long-time autocrat's shock resignation kicks off an opaque succession process.
For Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits?
Interest in the Horn of Africa from foreign powers has always been a double-edged sword.
Nigeria’s Election Is Shattering Political Taboos
The issue of restructuring the country’s delicate federal system has long been off limits. Both candidates have now put it front and center, ensuring that reforms are on the way.
How Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions Could Undercut His Iran Policy
The U.S. president takes direct aim at Maduro’s power, but the economic pain could spread.