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The Privilege Saudi Arabia Enjoyed Under U.S.-Led Order in the Mideast Is Over

Trita Parsi | Posted 01.08.2017 | World
Trita Parsi

The U.S.-led order for the region established in the 1990s was bound to collapse. It was based on the exclusion of two of the Mideast's most powerful states -- Iran and Iraq -- and could only be sustained as long as the U.S. was willing to pay for it through its own blood and treasure. The influence and privilege Saudi Arabia enjoyed under American order will no longer be the same -- because that order is no more.

The Fog of Intelligence

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

CENTCOM, one of six U.S. military commands that divide the planet up like a pie, has at least 1,500 intelligence analysts all to itself. The question remains: If data almost beyond imagining flows into CENTCOM, what are those 1,500 analysts actually doing?

The United States Must Advance a Mideast Policy Based on Collaboration

Jane Harman | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Jane Harman

Day by day, with chaos blossoming, it becomes clearer that if we do have a strategic narrative for the Middle East, we certainly have not articulated it effectively. In marketing terms, we are not making the sale.

U.S. Expresses Concern About Anti-Americanism In Egypt

Posted 10.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern about a "creeping" trend of anti-American sentiment in Egypt, where it says...

Leap of Reason

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The revolutionary wave in the Arab world is a stroke of good fortune, creating circumstances wherein we can restore our standing as the "good guys." Obama and his minions seem to have no awareness of this whatsoever.

The Embarrassments of Empire

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Sovereign nations cannot have feelings as people do -- but there are times when they would blush if they could. The ascent of the administration to the perfection of embarrassment was gradual, and its stages deserve to be remembered.

Why the U.S. Should Welcome Arab Democracy

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dalia Mogahed

Many fear democracy in the Middle East risks anti-American groups coming to power. But according to Gallup research, the U.S. would do well to embrace a democratic Arab world as consistent with our interests and values. Here's why.

Pox Americana: Driving Through the Gates of Hell and Other American Pastimes in the Greater Middle East

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

The administration has been shaken. Officials are undoubtedly worried about a domestic political future in which the question could be -- who lost the Middle East? Like the Cheshire Cat's grin, only the rhetoric of the last decades seems to be left.