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  • Neighbors' instability, plunging oil prices, demands at home pose challenges for Saudi king

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, powerful longtime US ally, dies at age 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Tensions emerge between Iraq, US-led coalition in battle against Islamic State group

    Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and...
  • AP Interview: Iraqi premier appeals for more aid to ground troops battling Islamic State

    Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country's beleaguered ground forces, which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The...
  • Iraq's fight against IS draws its top Shiite cleric into key political role

    Since Sunni militants of the Islamic State group overran large parts of Iraq, the country's most prominent Shiite cleric has fundamentally altered his spiritual role and has plunged straight into politics, weighing in on government policy and the fight...
  • Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and Iraq

    At the dawn of 2015, the U.S. has yet to articulate a comprehensive foreign-policy strategy to counter the influence and territorial gains of Islamic State, the terrorist group that emerged last year — and poses a dangerous and vexing threat to...
  • Our mistake: Thinking that all countries should be structured like U.S.

    Our mistake: Thinking that all countries should be structured like U.S.
    The United States has the most potent military in terms of firepower and operational capacity in history. Our military overthrew Saddam Hussein and crushed the Taliban in a matter of weeks. Our forces can direct a rocket from Nevada through a window in...
  • Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'

    Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'
    Shi'ite militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with radical Sunni group Islamic State, are blasting the Sunni farmlands that encircle Baghdad with heavy weapons. Military officers call their target areas in the rural...
  • Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war

    Rebrand it however you want, but Afghanistan is still at war
    Imagine President Franklin Roosevelt announcing at the end of 1944, after the liberation of France but before the final defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, that World War II was over and that U.S. forces were ending combat operations. Instead we...
  • Why the U.S. still has a role in Afghanistan

    After 13 years of war, more than 2,300 dead U.S. troops and the replacement of the Taliban regime with an elected government, the United States this past weekend declared a formal end to its combat mission in Afghanistan. That's an important symbolic...
  • Trudy Rubin: Global glimmers of hope

    2014 was such a grim year for foreign policy that I'd like to write a column predicting things will get better next year. In truth, there's scant reason to hope that the Islamic State will soon be destroyed, Vladimir Putin will see the light, or Kim Jong...