The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand.
Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.
The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?
Will Iran's new president be weakened beyond repair even before he takes office?
A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.
Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.
Russia's our No. 1 enemy -- and Snowden's just the tip of the iceberg.
Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
Turning 90, Shimon Peres talks peace, politics, and the limits of leadership.
Iran just opened itself to a nuclear deal -- but America has to make the first move.
Iranians and Turks are voting with their feet, but are these countries moving in opposite directions?
Is the United States downplaying the threat from Iranian agents in Latin America?
Does 538 work when only one person runs the show in Tehran?
Don’t snicker. Once President Ahmadinejad is gone, there’ll be no one left to stand up to Iran's mullahs.
Meet Saeed Jalili, the holier-than-thou front-runner in Iran's presidential election.
What has happened to the notion of cyberdefense?
Iran’s protest movement struggles to make its voice heard in an election where they have no good options.
Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?
Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.
Can the Supreme Leader bluff and bully his way to getting what he wants in Iran’s crucial upcoming presidential election?
Five reasons Obama can’t will his way into fixing the Middle East -- even if he wanted to.
Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.
Freedom House ranks the world's most repressive media climates.
Alleged chemical weapons use by Syria is pushing the United States into doing something. But Russia, China, and Iran might have something to say about that.
Why the earthquake near Iran's dated and unproven nuclear reactor at Bushehr should scare you.