Middle East Archive

Oil prices drop as Middle East tension eases

 Oil prices extended declines from the previous session on Wednesday as tensions in the Middle East eased after Saudi Arabia ended an air strike campaign in Yemen, but industry leaders said the market could rebound as attention turned to rising demand. Saudi …

Does Tehran Mean What It Says? Oh, Yes

Jeff Jacoby,   Who trusts Iran? Most Americans don’t. According to two new polls, a majority of the public strongly doubts that the ruling theocrats in Tehran can be counted on to keep their end of any nuclear deal negotiated in the US-led …

Air Travel Cronyism Hurts Travelers

Brian McNicoll,  Our big three airlines—United, American and Delta—say they are being undermined by three airlines from the Middle East—Qatar Airlines from Qatar and Eltihad and Emirates airlines from the United Arab Emirates. They say the Middle Eastern bullies of the airways …

Without Senate Approval There Are No Treaties

Hank Adler,   Today, the Obama Administration announced that it had finalized its nuclear agreement with Iran and had agreed to sell the Iranian government a wide range of nuclear weapons and specific delivery systems with a range of less than eight hundred …

Confirmation Israel Is Not the Problem

Bruce Bialosky,  On June 7, 1967, Israel entered the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, taking back the entirety of the city that had been the center of Jewish life since 1003 BCE when King David conquered the city. In …

Why Iran Has All The Leverage Over Obama

Conn Carroll,   Sometime next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, President Obama will most likely announce that his administration has reached a political agreement with Ayatollah Khamenei’s regime on nuclear weapons. The deal may not be signed, it may not have any real …

Thomas Sowell: A Simple Question

 It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what …