Although the president’s failure to consult with Congress and allies in making the decision to withdraw from Syria was diplomatic malpractice, critics’ fears about the withdrawal are overblown.
In an interview, Syrian author Subhi Hadidi helps take us into the system and mind of Bashar al-Assad.
Trump’s decision didn’t cause the United States to lose in Syria. For all practical purposes, Syria was already lost.
Donald Trump’s decision to leave Syria is laying the foundations for a post-American Middle East.
Egypt has acquitted several foreign NGO workers who had been convicted of working without the Egyptian authorities’ permission. Is this Egypt’s olive branch to the international community?
The White House is pulling U.S. forces out of Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” What comes next?
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Why Lebanon’s next government is unlikely to adequately address the country’s serious economic crisis.
International aid from other donors, despite recent U.S. policy changes, can help bolster Palestinian resiliency, even if the short-term prospects for a lasting political solution are dim.
There are reasons to believe that human rights norms will be revived in the Middle East before long.