Iran

Power & Anxiety: Religion & Conflict in the Middle East

From the Winter print edition

Rhodes
Rhodes to Ruin: Obama’s Foreign Policy Hatchet Man

Last week’s startling confession by White House operative Ben Rhodes—that the Obama administration lied to the American people about its dealings with Iran to secure a nuclear agreement—not only confirms the perception of a mendacious and arrogant presidency. It exposes a feverish and even delusional frame of mind: an uncompromising revulsion for war that has undermined American security and invited a cascade of extremism, violence, and human suffering.

Oman Sultan Qaboos Peacemaker
Oman, the Peacemaker

In the chaotic and often violent aftermath of the Arab Spring, the Sultanate of Oman has moved to a different beat, distinguishing itself as a peacemaker and mediator in comparison to its neighboring Arab states.

Kurdistan Peshmerga
Ministers Say Kurdistan Struggling to Pay Peshmerga

The KRG’s Karim Sinjari insists few Peshmerga fighters have deserted but warns there may be more desertions if Kurdistan cannot pay them.

Obama Gives Speech
Obama vs. Obama

Commentators have devoted lots of print comparing President Barack Obama to other presidents. But on foreign policy, let’s judge the president by placing his record against his own measuring stick.