Ten American sailors detained by Iranian forces late Tuesday were released early today, something that seems to clearly demonstrate the value of diplomacy.
Some analysts are already suggesting that Russia’s two month old intervention in Syria is becoming a quagmire. That seems to be a premature judgment, but it’s not accomplishing much more than anything the West is doing.
The German Parliament has approved expansion of the nation’s involvement in the campaign against ISIS, but that doesn’t make the current campaign any less incoherent.
The British Parliament has approved expansion of that countries airstrikes into Syria, but it’s unclear just how much of an impact that will have on the ground.
France’s President has spent the week trying to forge and agreement on an anti-ISIS policy, but the two nations that matter the most also disagree the most.
Tensions between Russia and Turkey remain high in the wake of yesterday’s incident, but there are some signs that things are starting to cool down.
After thirty years in Federal Prison, Jonathan Pollard is a free man. Make no mistake, though. Pollard is not, and never has been, a hero and he deserves to be remembered as nothing but the criminal that he is.
French officials have confirmed that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man believed to be the plotter of last Friday’s attacks in Paris, was killed in a police raid early Wednesday morning. This doesn’t mean authorities in France or elsewhere in Europe are any less concerned about future attacks, though.
Syrian refugees have quickly become political footballs in the United States in the wake of the Paris attacks, and it’s become an exceedingly shameful display of pandering and fearmongering by a group of largely Republican politicians.
Confirming speculation that had already been all but confirmed, we now know that it was a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet on October 31st.
In the wake of the attacks in Paris, there’s a strong impulse to do “something,” but that doesn’t mean we should do something utterly foolish. And a no-fly zone would be utterly foolish.
France launched its first attacks against ISIS even as the investigation into Friday’s attacks continues, but it’s not clear that the retaliation really accomplished anything.
We are legally, morally, and practically obligated to respond. Let’s not do so stupidly.
We can draw a rather direct line from the Iraq war to the rise of ISIS.
France’s President blames ISIS, vows response, as death toll from Paris terror attacks stands at at least 127.
The investigation continues, but the consensus seems to be growing that Metrojet 9268 was taken out by a bomb.
America’s much touted international coalition against ISIS is, essentially a Coalition In Name Only.
President Obama has apparently come to the same realization as many of his predecessors, that trying to craft a legacy by single-handedly bring about “Middle East Peace” is largely a waste of time.
American intelligence officials are saying that a Russian passenger jet that went down over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was most likely brought down by a bomb.
President Obama is reportedly considering a plan that would put American forces much closer to the ground war in the war against ISIS.
The U.S. and Russia have reached a much-needed deal to avoid inadvertent confrontations over the skies of Syria.
With Russia now launching its own airstrikes in Syria, it’s become obvious that U.S. policy in the Syrian Civil War is irrational and contradictory. And Russia’s policy isn’t any better.
The U.S. is set to ramp up its contribution to dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis, but there’s a lot more we can do.
Congress is set to debate the Iran nuclear deal next month, but as far as Europe is concerned the debate is already over.
Another poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Iranian nuclear deal, but the effort to defeat it in Congress is still likely to fail.
To lose something one has to have it in the first place. (It is pretty basic logic).
Recent polling has shown the American public to be highly skeptical, at beast, of the Iran Nuclear Deal. That may not be enough to kill it in Congress, though.
After 30 years in prison, Jonathan Pollard will be released later this year.
In bringing Holocaust imagery into the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, Mike Huckabee has displayed the intellectual bankruptcy of his position.
Reports are circulating that the Obama Administration is considering releasing Jonathan Pollard, and many are seeing it as an effort to placate Israel in the wake of the Iran deal.
The U.N. Security Council has approved the Iranian nuclear deal, and now the ball is in Congress’s court.
Depending on who you listen to, it’s either peace in our time or an epic catastrophe.
In a case that took seven months to decide, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Presidency’s broad authority in foreign affairs, and inserted itself just a little bit in the thorny politics of the Middle East.
Turkey’s governing party suffered big setbacks at the ballot box yesterday.
Some unusually blunt, but true, language from the U.S. Secretary Of Defense.
Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first truly-elected president, has been sentenced to death by the government which ousted him in a coup.
The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has seen better days.
Jeb Bush told a group of supporters that his brother is his top Middle East policy adviser. This strikes me as being a bad idea.