The bottom line for the U.S. in the Middle East is to avoid sinking into the chaos present there.
A future saddled with tension looms, but this is not much different from what the region has gone through over the last 70 or 80 years.
Adil Abdul Mahdi's only faults were his initiating the Iraq Reconstruction Agreement, which will pull the “economic rug” out from underneath the Emiratis, and ending the foreign interference of Uncle Sam in Iraq.
[T]he long, open border is a huge terrorist risk for the United States.
Since his arrival at the White House, Donald Trump has gambled by abandoning the containment and appeasement policies specified in the anti-nuclear pact promoted by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and backed by the European Union, in favor of economic sanctions on the ayatollahs’ regime.
[Trump's] 'maximum pressure' strategy could lead to maximum disaster.
[T]his late overreaction is a highly dangerous move that compromises allies and creates an unnecessary risk of war that could take on disturbing dimensions both in the region and also in the EU.
The international community, so reviled by populist, individualist and isolationist leaders recently, must take a step forward.
Without a doubt, the assassination of Soleimani is a declaration of war that Iran cannot avoid.
For Trump ... no price is too high if it achieves the nuclear deactivation of Iran.