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MIDDLE EAST

COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2013
Yemen teeters between hope and division as tensions rise
Uniting a Yemeni 'homeland' around similar ideas while rebellion brews in the north, a secessionist movement builds in the south and a U.S. drone war carries on is no easy task.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 15, 2013
The narrative plot against Syria
America must focus on unifying Syria's bickering rebels before it can persuade Syrians that the campaign to destroy chemical weapons is not aimed at imposing a neo-colonial order.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 2, 2013
Tale of two crises: connecting the dots from Iran to Syria
The twin crises involving Syria and Iran demonstrate the continuing utility of the United Nations as the Security Council remains the cockpit for addressing geopolitical upheavals.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2013
Sanctions have warmed up Iran for an accord
As Iran's economy reels and President Hassan Rouhani shows interest in rapprochement with the West, it seems high time to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 22, 2013
Syria Islamists rake in funds
Syria's Islamist extremists are getting a fresh torrent of cash from Arab donors hoping for an uprising to erupt across the region.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 18, 2013
The remaking of the Middle East
It is the state system established by the European imperial powers, not merely regimes, that is unraveling in the Middle East.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 4, 2013
Dicey dalliances with Islamists
In the Middle East, the U.S. has myopically embraced Sunni rulers steeped in religious and political bigotry, even though they pose a threat to freedom and secularism.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 3, 2013
Is America now becoming an international outlaw?
When Barack Obama succeeded George W. Bush as U.S. president, the world heaved a collective sigh of relief. How ironic then that Obama risks making the U.S. the biggest international outlaw of our times.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 3, 2013
A danger in trying to transform Mideast
Big bets in foreign policy should have at least a reasonable prospect of success, but that is not the case in today's Middle East.
WORLD
Aug 31, 2013
Middle Eastern nations' support for military strikes notably muted
Middle Eastern nations that desperately want to rid the region of Syrian President Bashar Assad have been notably muted as the United States pushes forward with plans for military action against the Syrian government.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 20, 2013
Riyadh vows to make up Egypt aid shortfall
Saudi Arabia is emerging at the forefront of a forceful effort by Persian Gulf monarchies to back Egypt's new military leaders, exacerbating a fierce struggle for influence in the chaotic and increasingly leaderless Arab world and putting the Saudis at odds with the U.S., a long-standing ally.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 14, 2013
Defusing Syria's ticking time bomb
he most appropriate response by the U.S. and its allies in the Syrian conflict would be to make a bigger investment in the secular opposition and to articulate clear goals.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 13, 2013
Hope amid Mideast turmoil
No one put the chances of reviving the Israel-Palestine peace process at more than minimal. Yet it has happened. Now is not the time for despair in the Middle East.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Aug 13, 2013
Al-Qaida's Yemen branch eyes a new haven
Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is focusing on expanding its presence in a remote eastern province that is the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, even as it remains the target of U.S. drone strikes and Yemeni military assaults, according to Yemeni officials.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 31, 2013
Israeli-Palestinian aim: A peace deal in nine months
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agree to meet again within two weeks to start substantive talks in hopes of reaching a long-elusive settlement within nine months.
WORLD
Jul 23, 2013
Hundreds of al-Qaida-linked extremists freed in bloody Iraq jailbreak
Hundreds of extremists are feared to be on the run in Iraq after al-Qaida's affiliate in the country launched a major assault on the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, offering a fresh boost to the group's resurgent fortunes in Iraq and in Syria.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2013
Hezbollah military wing added to EU terror list
The European Union declares the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a move designed to put pressure on the Shiite political and militant group after years of urging from the United States and Israel.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 19, 2013
McCain threatens to block Dempsey from second term over Syria policy
Washington THE WASHINGTON POST
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 26, 2013
Stalled negotiations take a toll on Israeli economy
Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu is warned by Israeli businessmen that failure to make peace with the Palestinians will have big economic consequences.
EDITORIALS
Jun 24, 2013
A moderate wins in Tehran
Hassan Rowhani's victory in Iran's presidential election was a surprise, but don't expect this 'moderate' to radically alter the country's course.

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