The U.S. withdrawal from Kurdish-controlled Syrian territory continues to impact U.S. allies in the region, as they come to terms with the possibility that the Trump administration may not always be there for them.
The announcement and subsequent withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syrian-Turkish border has caught many by surprise. It has sparked accusations of American betrayal, and even elicited some strong responses from the U.S. president’s allies in Congress.
Eight years since Egyptians overthrew the country’s longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak and six years since the coup that ousted Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, some are calling for another revolution.
“Political Islam” is a constantly changing force in global politics. It is the term frequently used to designate movements that explicitly call for application of Islamic principles in modern political life.
James Barr is acquiring an enviable reputation for an ability to pen narrative histories aimed at a popular audience that address the West’s involvement in shaping the politics of the Middle East during the 20th century.
With this comprehensive memoir of his extraordinary career, Bill Burns has done a great favor to all of us who have undertaken diplomatic service on behalf of the United States.