Middle East

Turkish Airstrikes Have Slowed the Fight Against ISIS, Officials Say

SDF commander, Pentagon spokesman call on Ankara to cease “escalatory” actions.

Muhammad Ali’s Foreign Policy Lessons

Like the great boxer, America needs to know how to pick the time and place to engage.

How Elon Musk’s Twitter Buy Raises Cybersecurity Risks For The Rest Of Us

The problem is not just more misinformation, but five new threats to the network.

Sergeant Makes One Counter-Drone Trainer to Rule Them All

Having too many different counter-drone systems is making training unnecessarily difficult. An Army National Guardsman from CENTCOM has developed a solution.

U.S.-Led Drone Fleet Starting To Come Together in Middle East

Bahrain, Kuwait pledge to chip in unmanned surface vessels for maritime surveillance and incident response, 5th Fleet says.

CENTCOM’s Got a New Mission. It Needs More Support.

Ending free-ridership and promoting regional security cooperation requires policy coherence from Washington.

Iranian Navy Tries To Steal US Unmanned Vessel At Sea

This is the first time someone has tried to take one of 5th Fleet’s unmanned vessels.

US, Israel Team Up to Fight Ransomware

The Treasury Department and Ministry of Finance extend a year-old, tech-centric cybersecurity pact.

Just Weeks After Saudi Trip, Biden Administration Greenlights $5B in Arms for Gulf Nations

Under the deal, Riyadh could spend $3 billion on Patriot interceptors; the UAE, $2.2 billion on THAAD interceptors.

Drifting Toward Disaster As Iran Nuke Talks Stall

Biden seems to think he needn’t cut a new deal until after the elections. That would be a mistake.

Biden’s Trip to ‘Stabilize’ US-Mideast Ties Kicks Off in Israel

Analysts predicted Biden will try to secure commitments from allies against China and Iran.

How Biden Can Win His Middle East Trip

The president can advance U.S. interests and regain the region’s trust, if he evolves his messages and policies.

Could Ukraine Offer a Template for Better US-Gulf Security Relations?

The outpouring of aid to Kyiv shows that a formal defense alliance is inessential to effective wartime assistance.