If the White House does not extend sanctions waivers under the Iran Nuclear Deal by the May 12 deadline, things will get very complicated.
The Middle East: With the defeat of ISIS and the ongoing civil war in Syria, the United States faces many difficult challenges in the region.
The sudden eruption of political unrest in Iran has presented an unforeseen challenge to Tehran's ascendant influence in the Middle East, potentially threatening Iran's claims to regional hegemony just when it seemed to have secured an unassailable role.
With ISIS defeated, the reconstruction of Iraq begins. No one expects the U.S. to fully fund it, but the U.S. can help Sunni nations with the heavy lifting.
No matter where one sits on the political spectrum, there is a broad consensus that the U.S. will face many foreign policy challenges in 2018.
After more than two decades of failed talks, is it time to start a new chapter, with a multilateral dialogue between Israeli and the Sunni nations?
The U.S. has sharply increased the amount of military training it provides to countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to new analysis.