Regions / Middle East & North Africa

The Kurdish Elephant

In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East's largest stateless minority like pawns. That's a huge mistake.

Congress Mulls Iran Nuclear Pact

The U.S. military-industrial complex plays a role as Congress considers rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement despite the potential cost of war.

Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.

Iran Deal: Is Obama Channeling Nixon?

The nuclear deal with Iran, like Nixon's opening to China in 1972, has the potential to be a geopolitical game changer — if it can get through Congress first.