The ongoing violence and daily killing of Palestinian civilians has renewed the attention of the world on the suffering of civilians in Gaza and elsewhere in the Occupied Territories. On the day of the unveiling of the plaque signaling the official relocation of the U.S.
Parliamentary elections in Iraq have resulted in a surprisingly strong showing for the Marching Towards Reform bloc, an alliance between Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and secular nationalist groups, which pushed the ruling party of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi into third place.
At least 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops fired on protesters as the U.S. embassy opened its new location in Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, beset by legal trouble, has long hinted at the possibility of calling early elections. Mr. Netanyahu believed that a fresh electoral mandate would strengthen his position against those seeking his prosecution for corruption.
I recently flew home from one of my regular visits to the most powerful nation on the planet, the United States, a country with some of the greatest people anywhere. I am always made welcome and afforded warm hospitality wherever I go.
Fresh from its military success against the Islamic State and the subsequent reclaiming of its territorial sovereignty in the north, the Iraqi government recently appealed to world governments and international organizations for much-needed financial aid and investment.
There is a real danger that the cold war between Israel and Iran may soon turn hot in Lebanon. Statements by Israeli politicians and military officials have highlighted the seriousness of the threat posed by Iranian proxies in Lebanon, threatening military escalation.
Turkey has begun military operations against Kurdish YPG militia fighters it accuses of supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). The move comes after the U.S.
The Trump administration has unveiled a detailed plan outlining long-term U.S. goals and involvement in the Syrian conflict. Though the Obama administration assiduously avoided any open-ended commitments in the conflict, it appears that President Trump is reversing that position.
As the Trump administration enters its second year, signs abound that the Middle East is in the midst of a historic realignment. The foundations of U.S. influence in the region are being shaken by the rise of China, the increasing assertiveness of Russia, the possible decoupling of the EU-U.S.