Greg Myre appears in the following:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ibrahim al-Rubaish was a prominent al-Qaida cleric who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2006. He had a $5 million bounty on his head.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The president is trying to persuade Republicans and other skeptics to support the nuclear framework agreement with Iran. But he may have harmed his own cause.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
President Obama has sought a less hostile relationship with Iran. The nuclear framework agreement points to the possibility of broader cooperation that could reorder the Middle East.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
If the Israeli leader follows through on his campaign pledges, he could face increased friction with the Palestinians, the Obama administration and the international community.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?
Monday, February 02, 2015
The new Middle East broadcaster, Al-Arab, went on air Sunday. But it was shut down before dawn on Monday, apparently for airing an interview with an opponent of Bahrain's monarchy.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Yemen has once again been plunged into chaos as rebels reportedly have taken the presidential palace. The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iran all have an important stake in the troubled country.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Many leaders have criticized the attacks in Paris. How does this square with their own records on freedom of the press and human rights?
Thursday, January 08, 2015
When Iran's leader called for the killing of the British writer in 1989, it shocked the West. Now, such threats from Islamic radicals are becoming common and actual attacks are becoming more frequent.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kept taking jabs at Islamic radicals despite a 2011 firebombing that destroyed its office.
Monday, January 05, 2015
The more than 1 million Syrian refugees have placed a tremendous burden on Lebanon, a country of just 4 million people.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Vladimir Putin got off to a great start, then it all turned sour. Bashar Assad looks to be better positioned today than back in January. Perhaps the pope had the best year of all.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The stalemate has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents, a failed invasion, a nuclear crisis and countless boatloads of Cuban asylum seekers. All that changed on Wednesday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he's staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.