Gulf states are asserting themselves more than ever, and that’s a problem for the U.S.
Four decades after its dramatic rise, sectarian violence is receding throughout the Middle East.
The official narrative will resonate differently inside and outside of the kingdom.
Religious extremists will try to inherit the energy of the all-but-defeated rebellion, just as they did in Iraq after the surge.
It’s 2011—not 2001—that defines the challenge facing the United States and its allies in combatting jihadism.
The new recording released by the group’s leader suggested he’s looking to the past to chart a course for the group’s ultimate triumph.