Iraq protests against Iran and government corruption are a rare sign of hope in the Mideast

posted in: Middle East, News

The U.S. has been trying to weaken Iran’s influence over Baghdad ever since America invaded the country. Now an unlikely source is helping: The Iraqi people. Demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Tuesday.Ahmed Jadallah … Read More

The Syrian Civil War is Changing the Turkish-Israeli Relationship

posted in: Israel, News

This is an opportunity for Israel and Turkey to recognize a new alignment of interests. As the brutal eight-year Syrian Civil War winds down, uncertainty over what the future holds for the country is prompting new alliances while testing established … Read More

With Demise of Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foes See an Opportunity. Others See Risk of War

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The Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, gave a televised speech to supporters this month in Baalbek, Lebanon. Iran has used Hezbollah to project power in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and elsewhere. CreditDiego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times   BEIRUT, Lebanon … Read More

Danger is lurking in all corners of the globe

posted in: Breaking News, News

New US national security adviser John Bolton. Picture: Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA The world is experiencing more dangerous geopolitical tensions, across more regions than at any time since the Cold War ended three decades ago. The informed view in those heady … Read More