As the hard-liners wage a media war against the reform government of Hassan Rouhani and his nascent nuclear deal, the West has to step up and show it means business.
As the Syrian war rages next door, an unlikely alliance between Hezbollah and the U.S.-funded Lebanese security forces is keeping the violence at bay.
A dangerous new crop of dictators is learning that they really can get away with murder. But it's as much Obama's fault as it is Putin's.
In Qatar's gilded schmoozefest forum, some weird ideas about America were getting tossed around this year.
A warm relationship between the Obama administration and the International Criminal Court is in danger over new inquiries about U.S. detainee abuse.
Reaching out to Tehran, not smashing its economy, is what made the nuke deal possible -- and it could have happened much earlier.
A conversation with FP's David Rothkopf and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren -- on Zionism, the loyalty of American Jews, and the promise of the Promised Land.
Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.
Can we really blame the president for not putting the full weight of his office behind the collapsing peace talks?
There's actually a lesson about Israel buried inside this horribly bad horror flick about Hezbollah zombies.
Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.
Is president-in-waiting Abdel Fattah al-Sisi living up to his word?
Barack Obama is insisting on a false choice between doing nothing in Syria or going to war.
From China to Ukraine, the cynical calculus of power politics is alive and well -- too bad Washington doesn't realize it.
Israel says it wants to lift its Bedouin citizens out of poverty. But it keeps demolishing their villages.
Why Israel should count itself lucky to have a straight-talking pal like John Kerry.
A deadly SARS-like virus is sweeping the Middle East -- could it go global?
With the country collapsing around him, Nouri al-Maliki's strongman image is a sham. And that's exactly why he's so dangerous.
The CIA wants to use fingerprint scanners and GPS devices to make sure Syria's rebels target Assad -- not the West.
Why apocalyptic warnings from America's diplomat-in-chief will do nothing to advance the peace process.
The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
Lawrence Wright's "Camp David" brilliantly depicts the famous 1978 peace summit -- and reveals why there's no hope in the current Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Saudi Arabia is setting new terms in the Gulf’s relationship with its wayward neighbor. But will Doha bridle at the deal?
Meet the Jordanian cleric who's sending young men to fight and die in Syria's civil war.
The world is addicted to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But are never-ending negotiations only delaying a day of reckoning?
While food aid begins to flow into the country, many Syrians are heading into the arms of the dictator to get it.
A diplomatic spat over Iran’s ambassador to the United States has Washington and Tehran at odds again.
Four tips for aspiring wonks.