The Iraqi government hasn't always been the most cooperative partner, but the United States will appreciate Baghdad more and more as its involvement in Syria deepens.
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U.S. policy in Syria has failed, but it’s not clear if the new Trump administration can make things better—and some of the options officials are considering would clearly make things worse.
Now that he has established a firm foothold in Syria following 18 months of direct military intervention, Russia’s strongman, Vladimir Putin, has to politically safeguard his gains in order to ensure their long-term consolidation and present the world with a fait accompli.
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.
Reprentative Gabbard probably did not violate the Logan Act, but she may have run afoul of House ethics rules.
The United States will run into a serious problem under the article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter article if it or other states try to establish safe zones inside Syria without the regime's consent.
The Obama administration's response to the refugee crisis was inadequate. Trump's policy is a travesty.
Middle East Ticker: Turkish Assassin Kills Russian Ambassador, Trump Taps Pro-Settlement Ambassador, Libyan Smuggling Ring Arrested, Kuwait Jails Political Activists
How will the assassination of the Russian ambassador affect Russia-Turkey relations? What does Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel mean? Plus Europe cracks down on smuggling arms to Libya, and Kuwait cracks down on freedom of speech.
John Kerry told the Saban Forum that the events of August 2013—when Obama reneged on his intent to bomb Syrian military sites in response to the Ghouta Chemical Massacre—have been “misinterpreted."
Middle East Ticker: Assad Regime Corners Rebels in Aleppo, U.S. Reauthorizes Iran Sanctions, and Islamic State Prepares Its Fallback Plan
The Assad regime has captured 70 percent of eastern Aleppo and isn’t letting up, experts and foreign governments defend the Iran nuclear deal, and the Islamic State is ready to retreat to Deir Ezzor.