In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.
The Trump Administration’s obsession with the Iran nuclear deal cannot obscure the U.S. role in strengthening Iran.
Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran.
Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.
The Iraqi people must rise above sectarianism and chart their own destiny.
Why U.S. foreign policy has such a mixed record, in the Middle East and beyond.
Has Iraq’s extensive use of the death penalty done anything to deter terrorism?