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From the Potomac to the Euphrates

Steven A. Cook examines developments in the Middle East and their resonance in Washington.

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A Palestinian demonstrator with a slingshot looks on during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City. May 14, 2018. Mohammed Salem/Reuters

The Damage Done in Jerusalem

When President Donald J. Trump announced in December 2017 that he was moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, members of his administration argued forcefully that it would advance the cause of peace. Read More

April 27, 2018

Syria
Lost in the Middle East

The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.

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April 9, 2018

Syria
Trump’s Syria Policy Isn’t Retrenchment. It’s Pandering.

Everything Trump does in Syria revolves around what’s good for Trump. And that’s bad for America.

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April 6, 2018

Egypt
With Freedom and Justice for Sisi

The arc of Egypt’s history is flat, and it bends toward autocracy.

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