Middle East In Flames
Middle East In Flames
Is Saudi Arabia Using ISIS Fears to Bolster Alliance Against Iran?

Saudi Arabia has quadrupled the budget of the Lebanese military in the past nine months. Is this simply to ward off ISIS, or part of something bigger?

Middle East In Flames
How Iraq Was Lost

Who lost Iraq? The longest-serving American official in Iraq paints a detailed and nuanced, but ultimately damning picture of how bad U.S. policy helped the country unravel.

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Middle East In Flames
Iraq: What a Way To Go

The Iraqi state in its historic territorial configuration is gone—solid gone, and it ain’t coming back. Time to start thinking hard about next steps.

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