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MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 22, 2017
Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base
At least 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said on Saturday, in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 17, 2017
Trump stumbles into Putin's Syrian backyard
The U.S. has stepped into a gaping power vacuum in the Middle East.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 17, 2017
Trump's Middle East supporters
Donald Trump's embrace of some Arab leaders, while leaving others alone, suits most Middle East governments quite well.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2017
Mideast's religious refugees deserve U.S. priority
Washington should act on behalf of Mideast Christian refugees, who are facing death and destruction at the hands of determined killers.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 19, 2017
Once again, Jordan finds itself at the precipice
Jordan has muddled through many crises and may do so again, but the current dangers pose an extraordinary challenge.
EDITORIALS
Mar 13, 2017
A humanitarian crisis is imminent
More than 20 million people in four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starving to death.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 21, 2017
No end in sight for Syria's balance of terror
In a war with endlessly shifting priorities, conflicting aims, few credible commitments and plenty of foreign meddling, any ceasefire today is just as likely to be broken by violence tomorrow.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 10, 2017
Syria and the Hippocratic principle: first do no harm
Western interference has caused far more problems than it has solved across the region from Afghanistan to North Africa.
EDITORIALS
Jan 5, 2017
A new reality in Syria
A new era is dawning in the Middle East as U.S. influence wanes and Russia's role increases.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 5, 2017
The perils of excessive moralism in foreign policy
The liberal moralistic approach to foreign affairs can be welcome, but there is also an obligation to find the causes of the seemingly immoral behavior of the other side.
EDITORIALS
Jan 4, 2017
Tel Aviv's choice
Having an uncritical friend in the White House may not lead to the result expected by the Netanyahu government.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2017
The Trump era may be better for Palestinians
The Trump presidency could be the push that Palestinians need to liberate themselves from the weight of an overbearing, arrogant and futile U.S. foreign policy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2017
Israel throws a U.N. tantrum
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had only himself to blame for the U.S. decision to not veto a U.N. resolution criticising Israel's settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Dec 20, 2016
Putin's oil and gas deals magnify military power in Middle East
After reinventing itself as a major power in the Middle East by force in Syria, Russia is now using its other strong suit, energy, to expand its influence across the region.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 10, 2016
China making big diplomat gains in Egypt
China is advancing to the center of the geopolitical stage just as — if not because — American and European leadership seems to be retreating into the wings.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 28, 2016
Why Tunisia's path looks brighter than Egypt's
Egypt and Tunesia both underwent regime five years ago and face similar economic problems, but Tunesia's embrace of political inclusion means it could soon be on the path to a healthy recovery.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 26, 2016
An economic ultimatum for the Arab world
To end regional turmoil, the Arab world must embrace an inclusive merit-based economic system.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 22, 2016
The art of the Middle East deal?
Hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will deal fairly with the Middle East are likely misplaced.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 7, 2016
Baghdadi signals IS' next move
Does the Islamic State leader's apocalyptic tone signal the beginning of the end of the extremist group's 'caliphate'?
EDITORIALS
Oct 24, 2016
Heading for all-out war in Yemen
Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.

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