Meet Jewish Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin

The U.S. Army veteran will represent New York’s 1st Congressional District

Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’

Rooting for the Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance

Obama Confirms ISIS Murder of U.S Journalist

James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group

Eight Questions About the Yazidis

Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?

Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State

While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East

What Kurdish Independence Would Mean

And why Israel supports the ambitious—if unlikely—push for statehood

Obama Thinks Iran Can Rescue American Interests in the Middle East: He’s Wrong

The United States sees an ally in a regime that is too predatory—and too weak—to be a reliable foreign-policy partner

Iraqi Insurgents Boast They’re Building an Arab Super-State

They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim

Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

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