Why did the United States just ban large electronics in the passenger cabins of certain flights? It depends on whom you ask.
J. Dana Stuster is the deputy foreign policy editor for Lawfare. He also co-authors the Five-Minute MENA Update, a daily newsletter about the Middle East, with Biff Parker-Magyar. He worked previously as a policy analyst at the National Security Network and an assistant editor at Foreign Policy magazine.
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Israeli Strike in Syria Meets Unusual Opposition, Iraqi Prime Minister Meets with Trump, and Morocco Reshuffles Its Prime Minister
The Syrian military actually shot back at Israeli jets, the Iraqi prime minister thinks U.S. support will increase, and Morocco tries to form a government five months after elections.
U.S. Deploys More Troops to Syria, Trump Loosens Rules for Counterterrorism Operations, and Turkey Feuds with Europe ahead of Referendum
The United States is preparing for the Raqqa offensive and what will come after, U.S. troops have a green light to take more risks in Yemen and Somalia, and Erdogan is rallying his base with a diplomatic spat with Germany and the Netherlands.
The United States Escalates in Yemen, the U.S.-backed Rebels in Syria Cut Raqqa’s Lifeline, and the Saudis Try a Charm Offensive
The United States might be losing allies in Yemen by fighting one war instead of the other, U.S.-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on the Islamic State but under fire from frenemies near Manbij, and the Saudis try a new tactic against Iran’s influence.
Rebels and Regime Clash in Syria While Fighting Islamic State, Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul, and Washington Prepares for Sisi’s Visit
Russia is trying to find an equilibrium between Turkey and the Assad regime in Syria, the U.S. military is thinking past the battle for Mosul, and the Egyptian president has reasons to look forward to his meeting with President Trump.
Iraqi Forces Advance on Western Mosul, U.S. Weighs Deploying Troops to Syria, Netanyahu Meets with Trump
Iraqi forces are moving again against the Islamic State with closer U.S. support, the United States is considering sending ground troops to Syria, and Netanyahu’s wild ride in joint press conference with Donald Trump.
Turkish-backed Rebels Enter al-Bab, Trump and Netanyahu Ready for Meeting, Trump and Congress Mull Designating Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Organization
Turkey and the Assad regime reach agreement on offensive against Islamic State in al-Bab, what will happen in Trump and Netanyahu’s White House meeting, and what happens if the United States declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group?