The Middle East & Beyond
Back to Basics
We should take a moment to compose ourselves before crafting a response to ISIS’s outrages, lest we make things worse. (And yes, things can get worse.)
Putin, Obama, and the Middle East
President Obama may not have a coherent strategy. But maybe it’s too soon to judge with confidence how the end result of his contradictory, floundering policies might play out—in the Middle East and in the world at large.
Russia’s Third Circles
The Pentagon is flummoxed as to what Russia’s intentions are in Syria. Please allow me to clear up the confusion.
Germany’s warm welcome to Syria’s refugees is earning the country good press, but it may also be sowing the seeds of long-term agony.
The Big Sell
A look at the truths, falsehoods, and ambiguous statements proffered by the Obama Administration in selling the Iran deal to the American public.
Madness and Skill
Many people assume Iran’s Supreme Leader does not know what he is doing. It’s a mistake to do so.
The Real Debate
The Iran deal is seriously compromised in several places, and deserves a “no” vote. But anyone who believes the deal deserves the thumbs down in Congress is obligated to specify an alternative policy.
The Real Deal
Torrents of commentary are coming our way on the Iran deal. Take care of whom you trust.