Taliban fighters spent 20 years seeking to return to power, a goal they finally accomplished recently. But sustaining an insurgency is not the same thing as running an even semi-competent government.
The recent gathering of clerics signified a powerful symbolic shift in the most powerful way.
The Biden administration must make it clear that Syria does not belong to Bashar al-Assad, Russia, Iran, ISIS, or any other terrorist organization.
The visit is likely to further strengthen the Taliban on an international stage during a time when violence is reportedly increasing in Afghanistan.
President Joe Biden's recent appearance at the G7 was intended to project a renewed United States commitment to human rights abroad, but it's not clear that he's prepared to abandon the old song and dance for tougher measures.
When we challenge barriers, whether they be physical, emotional, or institutional, it influences those around us, hopefully for the better.
To live up to his vow to be guided by human rights, President Joe Biden should use U.S. leverage to insist that the Israeli government stop its oppression of Palestinians.
Love gives no one victory in battle; it lifts us above the battlefield.
The ultimate aim for the two countries' societies, economies and future is to be so interdependent that conflict would be unthinkable.
We can achieve brilliant feats when we enable, empower and educate.
The nation's longest-serving prime minister has lost ground and is on the ropes—but he could still surprise on March 23.
It's time for Saudi Arabia to take control of its future. That starts by normalizing relations with Israel.
The foundation for Israel's new friendships are being built.
The Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Award will celebrate artists and activists who follow in the footsteps of one of the most influential artist-activists of the 20th century.
The Israel-UAE and Israel-Bahrain peace deals represent much more than mere geopolitical developments. There is a deeper and higher resonance.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contra his critics, has emerged as an expert peacemaker.
To the world, he's a hardline opponent of peace, but the record proves that Israel's longest-serving prime minister is his country's most skillful and successful diplomat.
A word on the truly historic peace agreement between Israel and the UAE.
A Trump Doctrine has emerged.
President Trump's foreign policy doctrine has helped usher in a historic week in the Middle East.
Immediate peace with Israel would pay dividends for the Sunni Gulf states.
It's past time for the release from prison of the most courageous Palestinian peace advocate of our time.
Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Saturday North Korea's policy wouldn't change and U.S. negotiations will not continue.
A decades-long obsession with Iranian regime change continues to harm U.S. national interests.
Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is a win for security and a win for peace.
Nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health—in this case, flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction, and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.
"Our region is on the edge of collapse, as a single blunder can fuel a big fire," Rouhani warned fellow Middle East leaders.