Syria



US Strategies in the Middle East

Last week, Iran confirmed that it test-fired a ballistic missile. The United States has responded by imposing new sanctions on Iran and stating that Iran…




Israel’s Disappearing Act

Friedman’s Weekly is normally focused on urgent events. This week, I was reminded by the appointment of David Friedman (no relation) as ambassador to Israel…




Chemical Weapons the New Normal?

“Its [IS] recruitment of highly technically trained professionals, including from the West, have revealed far more serious efforts in chemical weapons development” Julie Bishop, Australian…