Modern U.S. policy in Libya is confronted by shades of gray and a counterterrorism narrative that tends to flatten and obscure complexities.
Distilled to its essence, Tehran’s steadfast support for Assad is not driven by the geopolitical or financial interests of the Iranian nation, nor the religious convictions of the Islamic Republic, but by a visceral hatred for the state of Israel.
As the living conditions for Syrian refugees worsen and the risks of going home mount, the notion of a voluntary return is rapidly losing meaning.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has created the biggest wave of displacement and refugees since World War II, along with devastating destruction and hundreds of thousands of victims.
Policymakers need to learn from their military subordinates: They should keep their heads cool and think of the consequences of their actions, both intended and unintended.
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Mohammed bin Salman’s recent remarks about Israel seemed to be old wine in a more attractive bottle.
While other Palestinian institutions are in crisis, Hamas has maintained its integrity and survived political turmoil. But to capitalize on this, it will need to revise its strategy.
Following the end of the fighting in Syria, displaced refugees will require four things before they return home.
In Sidi Bouzid and Siliana, Tunisians hope that upcoming municipal elections will inject new life into a marginalized periphery.