A while back, the United States set out to reconfigure the Middle East. The result is that the region and our position in it are both in shambles. Much of what has happened seems irreversible. In the short time allotted to me, I want to talk about the region’s dynamics.
Analysis of foreign affairs problems often ends in a mental block.
Sulaiman Al-Farsi's motivation for writing this book may have been "the need for the Omani people to realize an effective political model… best suited to the Sultanate in the era of the post-rentier state" (p.
The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
There are few examples of a modern nation-state so rapidly deteriorating into the abject condition of today's Iraq. Many may argue that it was inevitable that this Mesopotamian Eden would collapse once it was free of Baathist authoritarianism.
The clash between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Gulen movement continues. Stung by accusation of corruption, the AKP nonetheless won local elections last month. Mr.
Citizens in Afghanistan went to the ballot box over the weekend to vote in their country’s presidential elections. With the incumbent Hamid Karzai constitutionally ineligible to run for another term, the final outcome is being closely monitored to gauge the country’s future direction.