Saudi's crown prince approved the killing and dismemberment of a Washington Post columnist in 2018, the Biden administration says. So how can the US still see the Saudis as good partners?
Biden and Trump are like night and day on foreign policy, and American global engagement would change radically under a Biden presidency. But actual Mideast policy might show only cosmetic changes.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran's young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.
The Iranian military operates cyber espionage and sabotage through a network of dozens of contractors, allowing the state to attack foes while denying involvement.
Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, is expected to face no political impacts from US-Iran conflict due to Indonesia's minimal involvement in the region.
Michael McCain has been criticized for maligning Donald Trump on the Maple Leaf Foods corporate Twitter account over Flight PS752. But strong leaders don't shy away from taking a stand.
When the loss of this heritage is used as a weapon of war, it represents a loss for the country affected as well as for humanity. It targets the memories, history and identity of a people.
Tensions between Iran and the US have spiked, but oil prices have barely budged. Why not? And is the oil markets' muted response an accurate reflection of the rising tensions?
When Canada's worst airline tragedy happened 35 years ago, the country had a different reaction than the national outpouring of grief for those killed when PS752 was shot down in Tehran.
The history of the Iran-United States relationship is complex and often brutal. Understanding it helps put today's turmoil into sharper focus.
Less overt than conventional military actions, cyber attacks can have dangerous consequences – especially when they target critical infrastructure systems controlled by the private sector.
The downing of Flight PS752 suggests Iran’s missile technology has grown increasingly sophisticated. But its ability to responsibly control that technology has not.
The downing of Flight PS752 isn't just the result of Canada being caught in U.S.-Iran crossfire. It's also the result of an unnecessarily aggressive posture of Canada's own against Iran in 2012.
Flight PS752 is more than just a terrible tragedy. It's also revealed the potential future costs of Iran's irresponsibility.
'Zulm,' an Arabic word meaning extreme injustice, could explain why Iran appears to be so united in anger at the US killing of Gen. Qassam Soleimani.
After the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, further esclation in the conflict between Iran and the US could come in the form of a cyber-attack.
Both President Trump and President Obama used military force without informing Congress, or getting its approval. But the differences reveal more than the similarities.
The US and other countries set up the modern system of international law after World War II. Does the US killing of an Iranian general violate those laws? What about Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq?
For decades, Iran has built up a network of proxies across the Middle East. Will it now use them to retailiate for the killing of its top general?
It's very dangerous to assume that Iran will not escalate the crisis further, much less that the US could limit any violence that might ensue.