Middle East

Circumventing Congress's War Powers

Trump has said “great nations do not fight endless wars.” But he has continued ours—and stretched executive authority to an absurd degree.

By Matthew Duss

The Middle East: Finding Opportunities

By Leah Pisar Matt Spence

When Trump Went to Israel

Despite Trump’s autocratic, strongman airs, his recent Middle East trip was also marked by a strange sense of weakness on the part of his Administration.

By Noam Sheizaf

Abbas's Unmerited Optimism

The Palestinian president's overtures toward a renewed peace, with the help of Trump, mask a darker reality back home.

By Dalia Hatuqa

Taking on ISIS—and Assad

By Faysal Itani