Alas for Lebanon. Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah have turned the country into an arena for their unending proxy wars.
Instead of a new political system, Egyptians will get only a new Nasser.
In the bustling, confident north, the pretense of “one Iraq” grows weaker by the day.
Beware of “spontaneous” outrage and the temptation to appeasement. By Yuri Yarim-Agaev.
Bashar al-Assad was once the reformer, the “good czar” who would lead Syria into modern times. It was never meant to be. By Fouad Ajami.
The American way of winning popular support is now a well-oiled—and very expensive—strategic machine. By Thomas H. Henriksen.