Middle East

The Coming Middle Eastern Storm

The next war between Israel and Hezbollah will be a region-wide fight, with Iraq playing a key role

The greatest danger is that the Israeli-Iranian conflict spills into Lebanon, triggering another war between Israel and Hezbollah.

President Sanders: Convener in Chief

The senator advocates a foreign policy that rejects traditional American leadership and would perpetuate 'endless wars'

Put into action, Bernie Sanders's ideas would actually perpetuate, rather than end, America's "endless wars" in the broader Middle East.

Kushner to Unveil ‘Economic Vision’ for Palestinian Territories

Middle East peace plan directs $28 billion to West Bank and Gaza

Jared KushnerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is to formally unveil the first part of his Middle East peace plan during a Bahrain conference next week, outlining a path for development of the fragile economies of the Palestinian territories and three neighboring Arab countries.

The Iranian Threat

A response to Peter Beinart, who claims Iran is not a 'uniquely malevolent actor' in the Middle East

Peter Beinart's argument is simply absurd, full of omissions and distortions that obfuscate simple truths: the regime in Iran is evil and poses, by far, the greatest threat to American interests in the Middle East.

Is the U.S. Planning for the Right War?

Analysis: The Pentagon may not be prepared for the next war, but it wants to be ready for the more important one

US soldiers take part in a massive amphibious landingThere are at least two problems with the military shifting its focus toward great-power war against Eurasia's two giants at the expense of its capabilities to conduct irregular warfare in the Middle East. First, it seems that, realistically, the next war in which the U.S. is engaged is much more likely to be irregular and involve terrorists and insurgents in Africa or the Middle East, rather than, say, a war with China over Taiwan. Second, regardless of what objective analysis shows to be the most sound, effective defense strategy for the U.S., the political reality in Washington is that the Middle East always seems to dominate the headlines, and lawmakers can never seem to make the strategic shift away from the region.

Entering the Twilight Zone in the Middle East

When friends become foes and foes become friends, something is very wrong

This notion—of Iran and Saudi Arabia getting over their differences and "sharing" the Middle East—endured past Barack Obama's presidency and is now an established part of left-wing foreign policy.