My colleague Ambassador Ed Gabriel (ret.), President and CEO of the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL), recently gave a presentation about Christians in the Middle East, and it pushed me to consider the genesis of my own involvement in Middle East affairs.
Trump’s main reason for keeping U.S. forces in Syria is not about Iran. It’s about stopping Iraqi oil from getting to Damascus.
The vilification of the freshman Congresswoman by the political class in the U.S. is merely an attempt to conceal uncomfortable truths. If the U.S. is serious about rooting out foreign influence over its government, it must question the role of AIPAC and its allies.
Turkey’s human rights record has once again dogged Ankara’s admission to the EU, but it’s not the real reason for derailing the process.
In unilaterally revoking Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship, the British government is taking an extremely dangerous direction that contravenes the principles of democracy and international law.
Pope Francis’ visit to Abu Dhabi may be the UAE’s effort to rebrand itself as an open and tolerant society, but many see it as little more than window dressing.
The case of Amal Fathy, a civil rights activist sentenced to two years in prison for calling on the government to prevent the sexual harassment of women, epitomizes the attack on free expression across the Middle East.
The global media has seized control of the Saudi narrative, away from reform, technology, and NEOM to focus on human rights and civil liberties in the kingdom. Can Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) regain control of the talking points, or will sensational stories about Saudi citizens continue to dominate the headlines?
Since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Arab World has known endless cycles of death and destruction. It has also suffered sickening terror in the hands of Islamic extremists.
The regime of Bashar al-Assad has “won” the Syrian conflict, but the Syrian people are far from living in a peaceful or stable country. The United Nations (UN) estimates that Syria’s reconstruction will cost at least $250 billion.