Artis Henderson's book is easily the best memoir I read last year. It's one of those books you pick up and don't put down until you're done. And, believe me, you are done. Henderson underwrites every scene, and, because her writing is so clean and controlled, each sentence tightens her grip on your heart.
"This is the future of Iraq," Gen. Satler told Jeffrey and the local leaders. "If you can make Fallujah work, it becomes a status symbol and the whole Arab world will be looking at what we have done for Fallujah."
You can imagine my surprise when I received a request from a certain notorious former President of the United States asking for my financial support in his public policy center's efforts to address the "challenges facing our world."
We are at a potential cusp, a transformational moment in the Gulf and the Middle East where détente with Iran could radically change the geopolitics and economics of the region. The opportunity should not be missed.
Obama's passive foreign policy toward the Shi'a-led governments in Iran, Iraq, and Syria will ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, reduce U.S. influence abroad, and further endanger global security.
If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the "intelligence" that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.
If healthily engaged, India could help in understanding the concerns of sections of the world that are often underrepresented, and be a valuable partner in growth as geoeconomics shift.
Anyone born in Prague later in the 20th century would also understand Kafka and The Trial all too well. Consider, for instance, the Slansky show trial that took place in Prague in 1952.
While Tunisia has been spared the large-scale human rights abuses and chaotic turmoil of the other post-Arab Spring states, a growing al Qaeda presence threatens to destabilize the country and undermine the democratic aspirations that fueled the Jasmine Revolution.
It has been a tough five years since [Obama won the presidential election], and there will be three more to his presidency. But I think he is the best president since Kennedy, or perhaps even since FDR. Here are a few of my reasons for saying this.
"Who are you?" "Why Barack, I'm the Christmas Ghost of Presidential Legacies Past. I visit second-term presidents to help them map out their foreign ...
This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.
Shortly after the nuclear deal was reached between p5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian authorities have become more assertive and authoritative in increasing their influence in regional and international arenas.
Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.
It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...
If Congress takes matters into its own hands, and violates both the letter and spirit of the agreement, in order to score political points with hard-liners in the United States, they will also be breaking an agreement negotiated with the international community.