Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Why the latest increase in military presence by the U.S. in the region is doomed to fail
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.
Phyllis Bennis argues that collateral damage from military strikes and corrupt governance are only strengthening the Islamic State
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Decades of U.S. support for military action by Iraqi governments increase sectarian divide and causes further devastation in the Middle East.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Many suggest two options for U.S. handling of ISIS — go to war or do nothing — the same choice offered by George W. Bush in regards to the Iraq War.
Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.
The Blackwater case came to a close this week with sentences for four of its former guards. What is the status on measures of accountability for private military contractors today?