Latest Middle East Analysis

Iraqi Kurdistan Attempts to Bypass Baghdad, by Way of Texas

Iraqi Kurdish protesters wave flags during a demonstration outside the Kurdistan Regional Government parliament building in Arbil, northern Iraq, July 3. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Kurdistan's Financial Trap

The Hamas administration building after it was hit by an overnight Israeli airstrike on July 16 in Gaza City. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Mediator Proliferation Complicates Gaza Negotiations