mead cohen berger shevtsova garfinkle michta grygiel blankenhorn bayles
The Middle East
The Middle East
KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images
Taxing Times in Jordan

Under increasing pressure from regional wars and more than a million refugees, Jordan is ratcheting up taxes on ordinary citizens to bridge the budget gap.

The Middle East
YAVUZ ALATAN/AFP/Getty Images
A Murder in Ankara

The assassination of Russia’s Ambassador is likely to have far-reaching implications for the U.S.-Turkey relationship.

The Middle East
John Moore/Getty Images
The Kurds’ Proxy Trap

Will the Kurds’ proxy fight against ISIS work against their national aspirations in the long run?

The Middle East
Al-Shabaab Who?

The U.S. will probably see more ISIS-inspired attacks in the run-up to the election—and the “how” and “why” should be no great mystery.

The Middle East
The Tragedy of Modernity in the Middle East

Modernity was supposed to be a virtual synonym for tolerance and progress, but somehow things haven’t worked out that way for the region.

The Middle East
Sykes-Picot and the Zionists

Clearing up some misconceptions about Sykes-Picot on its centenary.

The Middle East
Nimr al-Nimr, Political Violence, and the Future of Saudi Shi‘a

Amidst tragedy and sectarian hatred, moderate Shi‘a in Saudi Arabia have an historic opportunity to reject militancy and to speak up for their rights.

The Middle East
“A painting of Fatema Mernissi using Arabica coffee” by Yemeni artist Seba al-Afif
The Trespasser

Remembering Fatema Mernissi, a woman on a mission to redefine boundaries for women in the Muslim world.

The Middle East
© Shutterstock
Misanalysis Makes a Mess

U.S. policy in Syria is failing because the Obama Administration is prioritizing the urgent (rolling back ISIS) over the truly important (Iran and Russia).

The Middle East
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images
Back to the Bad Old Days

Terrorism is taking root along the banks of the Nile, threatening to plunge Egypt into another lost decade.

Via Meadia Icon
Recent Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

Wonder Worm

How a caterpillar could help us recycle plastics.

Counting Boots on the Ground

President Trump is delegating authority to his generals—just like he always said he would. But the political costs if anything goes wrong will be his alone.

Migrant Mess

It turns out failed states are not so great at preventing migrant flows.

the 45th president

Those prophesying apocalyptic doom under President Trump have not come out looking so good.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service