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Bait and switch on ISIS

President Obama has just stolen a page from the George W. Bush playbook.

Is Assad really better than ISIS?

Some argue that the Syrian regime is preferable to ISIS. But preferable for whom, and why?

The dark side of elections

The presidential elections in Egypt and Syria were carefully orchestrated theater whose outcomes...

The Obama-Khamenei alliance

Obama and Iran's Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East.

Let's talk about war

Make no mistake about it, Obama is conducting a "robust" foreign policy.

The Middle East's three-way war

How to make sense of the different factions and forces now fighting in Syria and Iraq?