American policy should seek improvements, not solutions.
Containing Iran in the Middle East.
In 1949, Bernard Lewis had to change his travel plans.
No, this isn’t what democracy looks like.
The U.S. cannot disengage.
Just a little.
Naval bases in Syria, Yemen, and perhaps even farther abroad.
Abandoned by Washington, Erdogan returns to Putin’s arms.
And how Edward Said’s Orientalism gets in the way.
After twenty years of quiet.
The plight of Egypt’s Copts grows worse.
Not a sideshow.
Israel has successfully navigated the post-Arab Spring chaos, it has the region’s most powerful military, and it will soon be a major energy player.
Avoiding the mistakes of the past.