The recent passage of a long-stalled bill to appoint a State Department envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East has Capitol Hill insiders heralding the arrival of what they say is a powerful new pro-Israel lobby.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert said Thursday that the Navy will continue to “rebalance” toward the Asia-Pacific region despite billions in budget reductions and ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
Al Qaeda has opened a terror training facility in Syria and is preparing teenagers to wage jihad, according to a video taken inside the training camp that emerged online earlier this week.
JERUSALEM — Middle East experts suggested that a pair of rockets fired at the leader of Hezbollah have pierced his image of invulnerability.
The Obama administration is neglecting the Middle East and allowing China and Russia to expand influence in the region due to a flawed foreign policy strategy that could have long-term detrimental impacts for American power, a veteran Middle East policy expert said Tuesday.
Hackers based in the Middle East and North Africa are planning cyber attacks against the websites of U.S. government agencies, banks, and other companies, the Washington Times reports.
“The tide of war is receding,” President Barack Obama is fond of saying. Who’s he kidding? It has not been two weeks since the president’s reelection and already foreign policy crises are metastasizing. Israel’s justified retaliation at Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip may escalate into the second Gaza war in four years. But the Middle East of 2012 is not the Middle East of 2008. Gaza neighbors an Egypt governed not by the secular dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak but by the religious-inspired democracy of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi.
President Barack Obama’s campaign continues to claim that it has “decimated” al Qaeda, the world’s most notorious terror group, despite increasing evidence the group is expanding and despite an al Qaeda attack that left four Americans, including an ambassador, dead.
Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.