Middle East

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
The Editors July 09, 2019
The Editors: The United States risks engaging in an unending financial war with Iran that could slip into a military one at the slightest provocation.
After enduring persecution, violence and uprooting, a group of Iraqi religious and laypeople are on the path to healing.
The prelates noted that Christians "are an authentic component and founder" in Syria and Iraq. They called for solidarity among all citizens to build peace, hope and unity.
Woodrow Wilson, right, sought to implement his famous Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, second from right, viewed them as hopelessly idealistic. (Photo: Alamy)
Christopher Sandford June 14, 2019
The treaty’s offhand attitude toward the non-European world stirred up resentments that lingered for decades.
National Security Adviser John Bolton, seen here at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 22, has been a proponent of putting “maximum pressure” on Iran. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Margot Patterson May 30, 2019
A U.S. war with Iran would be far costlier than our disastrous invasion of Iraq, writes Margot Patterson, but it may be the outcome of the Trump administration’s draconian economic sanctions and reckless saber-rattling.
ARABIAN SEA (May 16, 2019) Lt. Nicholas Miller, from Spring, Texas, and Lt. Sean Ryan, from Gautier, Miss., launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/Released)
Kevin Clarke May 20, 2019
“There is little probability that another war in the most volatile region in the world, where the recent and current experiences of conflict in Syria, Iraq and Yemen are vivid, will succeed in bringing peace to the region."