Middle East

America’s Incoherent Mideast Policy

On December 18, the Department of Defense announced the multinational Operation Prosperity Guardian, a U.S.-led, multinational force meant to restore commercial freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and through the Suez Canal against Yemen-based Houthi attacks. The operation is yet another violation of the United States’s own Middle East […]

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How US Mistakes May Lead to a Worst-Case Global Scenario in the Middle East

Notwithstanding President Biden’s heartfelt speech to the nation on Oct. 19, his administration — absent a change in policy toward Iran — is walking into a regional conflict of its own making. At every turn, the Biden White House has refused to rethink the folly of its Middle East policy and

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Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meeting with newly Parliament members

Why It’s Obvious Iran Approved Hamas’s Attack

Shortly after Hamas’s assault on Israel, The Wall Street Journal, relying on Hamas sources, reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran had green-lit the Oct. 7 attack. U.S. government officials said they don’t have evidence of Iran’s involvement, and Tehran itself claims that Hamas is an independent actor. But American and

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The Merkava IV tank makes its introduction to the 7th Armored Brigade.

Israeli Victory Is Critical to U.S. Interests

The outbreak of war in the Middle East means the Biden administration has to manage a complex strategic crisis. American objectives must be to ensure Israeli freedom of action for the next six months while deterring any Russian responses in the Middle East and beyond. A burst of U.S. support

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Smoke billowed over residential Israeli areas as sirens sounded overhead amid Hamas rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Assault Shows Terrorists Can’t be Managed

The main lesson for Israel from the hideous Hamas attacks suffered over the weekend is a simple one: Terrorists can’t be managed. For decades, Israel worked with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) by combining incentives on the one hand with controlled military responses on the other. Major attacks, including

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