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Paul Richter: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines
Ed Gabriel: Will Lebanon's New Government Deliver In Time?
After a series of stalemates among its sectarian leaders, Lebanon has finally formed a new government under the recently appointed Prime Minister Hassan Diab...
Qassem Suleimani's killing - masterstroke or madness?
Ryan Crocker: The Long Battle With Iran
Middle East State of Play with Frank G. Wisner
New U.S. Policy on West Bank Settlements Buries Two-State Solution
Gonul Tol: Do Not Give Up on Turkey's Democracy Just Yet
Lebanese are Tired of Hosting Syrian Refugees
A delegation of the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) just returned from a trip to Lebanon, where it met with over a hundred representatives of governme...
The Lebanese Economy Faces a Critical Turning Point
It is an understatement to say that the Lebanese are preoccupied with the state of their economy. Yet during a recent visit to the country, the American Task...
UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army, a worthwhile US investment
Recently, there has been concern over whether U.S. assistance for foreign militaries and UN global peacekeeping missions is worthwhile. I just returned from ...
Ambassador Richardson: We need our allies to back us on Iran
Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East with Aaron David Miller
To Understand Iranian Foreign Policy, Look at Iran's Politics at Home
It’s Time for the United States to Rethink How We See North Africa
The news out of Algeria continues to intrigue. Now that ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, has stepped down, Algerians and people a...
U.S. Reveals Former Classified Commitments to Morocco
Photo: Tank in Polisario-controlled zone of Western Sahara, Photo Credit: Nick Brooks An incredible document detailing the United States involvement in ongoi...
Denying women a seat at Taliban talks is a huge mistake
After September 11, the United States justified deep engagement in Afghanistan in part due to the Taliban's harsh repression of women. Now, after sustaining ...
A Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Thinks Trump’s Exit Strategy Is a Huge Mistake
Few Americans have more on-the-ground foreign-policy experience than Ryan Crocker. Over a career spanning from the 1970s to the 2010s, he served as the U.S. ...
Former U.S. Ambassador Says Withdraw From Afghanistan Is Surrender
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, about why Crocker thinks the American plan to withdraw from Afghanistan is ...
U.S.-Turkey Relations with Nicholas Danforth
subscribe on: iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Dr. Nicholas Danforth spoke to U.S.-Turkey relations at the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Confer...
Tour D'Horizon with Frank Wisner
subscribe on: iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Ambassador Frank G. Wisner presented a "Tour D'Horizon" at the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Con...