Author Archives: Sharmine Narwani

Are al-Qaeda Affiliates Fighting Alongside U.S. Rebels in Syria’s South?

If forced to choose, Israel prefers the presence of terrorist groups to Iranian influence.

Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

Last week’s exchange of missiles on the Syrian-Israeli border forebodes the greatest danger of Mideast war in seven years.

How American Media Spin-Doctored the Iranian Protests

A new poll suggests the demonstrations were not about Iran’s foreign policy.

Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America

The U.S. lost the military gamble in Syria; now it appears to be ceding its diplomatic edge, too.

Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America

The U.S. lost the military gamble in Syria; now it appears to be ceding its diplomatic edge, too.

Hezbollah is Not a Threat to America

‘Trumped’ up charges to get at Iran won’t work

Israel’s Geopolitical Gut Check

A once favorable balance of power has shifted, clipping Tel Aviv’s wings.

Is the Expanding U.S. Military Presence in Syria Legal?

Washington has gone rogue.

Dispatch From the Middle East: U.S. Buildup All About Iran

Requiring an American wedge between Syria and Iraq.

Will America Partition Syria?

U.S. strategy seems to be shifting toward creating a buffer state between Iran and Israel.

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

A new war in the Persian Gulf could start accidentally—and would take a toll on U.S. forces.

How Trump Can Defeat ISIS

Attacking Iran will not win the war on terror. Working with Russia and Syria might.