Foreign Policy

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:04
President Barack Obama has never had a great relationship with Saudi Arabia. Now, he’s the last man standing between the wealthy desert kingdom and billions of dollars in potential liabilities.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:01
Tom Engelhardt presents a brief analysis of a few recent examples of what he dubs "American-style war and peace".
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 08:09
Russia and Turkey are effusive about the positive gains in their relationship, but ties remain tenuous where Syria is concerned. A visit by the Russian chief of staff after an 11-year hiatus is itself an important development, made even more so because it came soon after Turkey’s intervention in the Syrian war and coincides with the ongoing debate over Black Sea domination.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 08:22
A senior U.S. diplomat has presented a proposal for a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen to the country's dominant Houthis at a meeting in Oman, a member of the Houthi negotiating team said on Thursday.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:37
The deal will provide Israel $38 billion over ten years starting in 2019. Although the record deal does contain some significant Israeli concessions compared to the last agreement, little is likely to change.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 08:37
Under President Obama’s leadership, the multifaceted cooperation between the United States and Israel has reached unprecedented levels. This is particularly true with regard to the security of Israel. The new 10-year security assistance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Israel is the most recent reflection of President Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:47
America’s strategy for confronting China in the South China Sea is threatening to unravel as the new leader of the Philippines backs away from military cooperation — including joint naval patrols — with the U.S.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:06
Qatar's Emir called for good neighborly relations between Gulf Arabs and Iran in a telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Qatar media reported, amid fresh strains between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran over the haj pilgrimage.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:01
The chilly aftermath of the Arab spring, the Syrian civil war, and particularly the conflict in Yemen have all combined to push Middle Eastern states to seek advantage through alliance, trade and cultural outreach beyond their immediate neighborhood.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:40
Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses. What U.S. government officials and our media mostly ignore, however, is that American taxpayers subsidized Islam Karimov's regime and its brutal security apparatus for most of his thirty-five years in power.