By condemning Israel for defending itself, the U.N. is giving a free pass to the actions of Hamas that run in contravention of the rules of war.
Whether Iraqis, Iranians, and Americans like it or not, traditionally both Tehran and Washington have an unofficial veto over the premiership in Baghdad. There is no time more crucial than now to negotiate and, if necessary, wield that veto.
While shifting strategic relations in the region present some new opportunities for the Kurds, the new reality in the Middle East will likely not translate into an official American embrace of Kurdish nationalism any time soon.
His erudition was an established fact, as was his beautiful writing, sheer love of his subject, and ability, Gandalf-like, to weave the threads of history around his readers like a magical spell.
The Iraqi people deserve better than what they are likely to get from this election and the politicking that will follow.
If Trump and his administration allow delivery of F-35s to Turkey, they will be betraying U.S. intelligence to America’s enemies and putting American lives at risk.
Every demand that Turkey makes against Israel and on behalf of the Palestinians could just as easily be reversed to support Kurdish independence
Sadr and Ameri’s success does not necessarily translate into an Iranian ability to dictate to Iraq.
The violence has little to do with the outside world and everything to do with internal Palestinian politics.
If the international community truly wanted to help Gazans, perhaps the best way would be to hold their own government to account rather than a neighboring democracy which no longer occupies the Gaza Strip and which has allowed sufficient aid and assistance through to give Gazans far better opportunities than many Turks, Russians, and Egyptians enjoy.