U.S. Following Familiar Path to War with Iran

The Cato Institute's Christopher Preble sees troubling similarities between warnings about threats posed to America's interests by Iran and the build-up leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Writing for The ...

Qatar Beats the Odds to Overcome Saudi Aggression

In the face of two nations seeking to redefine political power in the Middle East, small Qatar has proven resilient and resisted their advances, writes Juan Cole in The Nation. On June 5, 2017, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) issu...
Iran and Middle East Conflict

Chaotic Middle East Puts World at Risk

Although the drumbeat of news reports may give the impression that much of the world is in crisis, the reality is quite the opposite, according to Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. In his Friday, Feb...