What I learned in the space between death threats and bodyguards
For one young Iraqi man, discovering the writer’s work opened up a world beyond his closed society.
My escape from Afghanistan
Nobody is trying to restore Yemen to what it once was.
America’s supposed allies feel entitled to humiliate the president.
Analysts too often assume that autocrats obscure the goals they wish to achieve. The historical record suggests that we should take them at face value.
In a new book, Walter Russell Mead looks at all the ways Americans’ understanding of Israel has been refracted through their own internal conflicts and aspirations.
Hanan Elatr Khashoggi describes her husband not as a happy warrior against MBS, but as a homesick patriot looking for ways to come in from the cold.
A series of sandstorms has sent thousands to hospitals with breathing problems, and caused the closure of airports, schools, and government offices.
As nuclear talks resume, Iran is feeling both insecure and uncompromising—a dangerous combination.
In 2016, the Turkish government falsely accused me of planning a coup. Five years later, these charges are still upending my life.
U.S. influence has been systematically dismantled across much of the Muslim world, a process abetted by Washington’s own mistakes.
Beijing’s forays in the region present Washington with a test—and an opportunity.
If and when a return to the agreement is reached, the Biden administration will also need to counter Iran’s escalating efforts in the Middle East.
The rigged “election” of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president has the potential to be a turning point for the country. But its significance will be fully understood only in hindsight.
Accountability is a long way off for Bashar al-Assad. But the world can still preserve the memories of what has happened in Syria.
The competition for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has for decades affected the prospects for peace.
Following weeks of escalating tensions, militants in the Gaza Strip began firing rockets into Israel, and Israeli forces have conducted air strikes in Gaza in response.
A new generation of protesters has taken lessons from the Arab world’s failed uprisings of a decade prior.
The Islamic Republic needs America as an enemy. America needs a strategy.