Middle East

Democrats Skip Foreign Policy, National Security at Nevada Debate

Neither the moderators nor the candidates at Wednesday’s Democrat Party debate took the time to discuss national security or foreign policy issues in-depth, instead spending significant portions of the broadcast discussing former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s history of racist and sexist comments.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (C) makes a point as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Vice President Joe Biden (R) raise their hands during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Paris Las Vegas on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. …

Ben Rhodes: Trump’s Middle East Policy Is ‘Schizophrenic’

Appearing Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” former Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes claimed President Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East is “schizophrenic” after warning Iran it will face consequences for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  

Ben Rhodes

University of North Carolina Denies Claims of Pro-Islam Bias

The University of North Carolina (UNC) is disputing the Trump administration’s claim that its joint Middle Eastern studies program with Duke University lacks balance, focusing on the “positive aspects of Islam” while having an “absolute absence” of a similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity and Judaism.

The Associated Press