Washington’s exercise of power over the past two decades has been brash and brutish.
But few American administrations have backed Israel’s atrocities as openly as the Trump White House has.
Like the reality television show which brought him to power, the loss of Trump’s power may fittingly come via the content of another kind of reality show.
Hardly any analyst is willing to argue that the demise of Baghdadi spells the end of the Islamic State, which in all too many cases represents a state of mind, related more often than not to U.S. foreign policy.
Professor Stephen Philip Cohen ... will be remembered with affection and respect across a region that he explored and researched for more than 50 years.
The fact is that were Afghanistan to implode, the chaos thus spawned would not remain confined within its borders, and would spread across the region.
The litany of betrayal goes on, but the desperate Kurds continue to believe that one day, the Americans will deliver on their promises. Dream on.
The Kurds have been abandoned and left to die; it is not for the first time that an American ally has suffered such a fate.
Ostensibly, it was a green light from Washington that allowed Ankara to make the move; in the process America’s Kurdish allies were left by the wayside to fend for themselves and ward off the Turkish military.
The history of US intervention is a saga of mass destruction.