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MIDDLE EAST

EDITORIALS
Jun 26, 2017
As Syrian war winds down, the region heats up
There is a prospect of a wider and more dangerous fight over the future of Syria and the Middle East region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 26, 2017
Saudi Arabian heir is a dangerous man
Prince Mohammed bin Salman could be too inexperienced and too hotheaded for the fraught situation in the Middle East.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 22, 2017
The U.S.-Russia game of chicken will end in tears
The stakes are rising to perilous levels in the international rivalry between Moscow and Washington.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 19, 2017
Inside Trump's Middle East mess
Antagonizing Iran and taking actions that embolden regional countries to isolate one another is a recipe for more chaos — not solutions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 18, 2017
Where Iran, Israel and Russia stand united
The Middle East in the coming years will feature two forces with diametrically opposed goals: Sunni Islam versus non-Sunni Muslims and non-Muslims.
EDITORIALS
Jun 14, 2017
Qatar, cut off
The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar reflects a struggle for power and influence in the Persian Gulf region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 8, 2017
The age of blowback terror
Western powers should resist the temptation to intervene and instead work systematically to discredit the ideology of Islamist extremism.
EDITORIALS
Jun 7, 2017
Six days of war, 50 years of uneasy peace
The Six Day War, fought 50 years ago this week, transformed the Middle East and the world continues to deal with its impact.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2017
Can the Six-Day War offer a chance for peace?
The 1967 war is a lesson that war is never the answer, and that a shared future is possible when we all understand that violent occupation can never bring a just peace. Only coexistence, based on equal rights for both peoples, can achieve that goal.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2017
What if: 50 years after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War
How did a spectacular battlefield victory translate into problems that still torment Israel today?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2017
The terrorism threat: three denials and a hint of racism
Those who raise uncomfortable questions about how the West's foreign and domestic policies elevate the threat of terrorism do not deserve being tarred as traitors or Islamophobes.
EDITORIALS
May 29, 2017
A troubling trip abroad for Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on his first tour abroad raise questions anew about his administration's commitment to core elements of the Western foreign policy consensus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 24, 2017
Trump's 'principled realism' is anything but
Last weekend Donald Trump made the stupidest U.S. foreign policy commitment since the decision 60 years ago to take France's place in fighting the 'communist menace' in Vietnam.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 24, 2017
Money trumps anti-terror task
Donald Trump's embrace of a country he long excoriated for its role in sponsoring terrorism reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia is a cash cow for American defense, energy and manufacturing companies.
EDITORIALS
May 23, 2017
Iran's Rouhani wins a second term
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 22, 2017
Trump tells Israel its Arab neighbors agree on Iran threat
President Donald Trump landed in Israel on a groundbreaking direct flight Monday from Saudi Arabia and expanded a core theme of his Sunday speech in Riyadh: the U.S. will stand with Arab nations and Israel against the threats they all agree are posed by Iran.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 21, 2017
Trump's words returning to haunt him
What goes around, comes around, especially with a man who flip-flops his position on an almost daily basis.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 15, 2017
The U.S. human rights conundrum
All of the Mideast nations playing important roles in U.S. regional strategies have human rights issues.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 10, 2017
Unending Middle East dilemmas
The Middle East remains a nightmare of complexity, second only to North Korea as a threat to global security.
COMMENTARY / World
May 2, 2017
Take responsibility for Yemen
A $1.1 billion pledge in aid for Yemen only underscores the responsibility that big powers have had in the crisis that has all but devastated that country.

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