Matthew Petti is an independent journalist who worked in Jordan as a 2022–2023 Fulbright fellow.
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The U.S.-Bahraini security pact is the first step towards a future U.S.-Saudi “mega-deal.” Critics say it violates the U.S. Constitution and aids torturers.
Changing phrases to be for or against Israel is part of the job.
Politicians in Syria, Turkey, and the United States are getting in the way of relief efforts.
And their team wanted nothing to do with politics.
After a month of tear gas and beatings and gunfire, Iranians may not be convinced to move on so easily.
U.S. taxpayers have been paying for training that encourages aggressive policing.
Neither side needs military aid funded by U.S. taxpayers.
Anne-Marie Slaughter hasn’t given up on intervention and the “responsibility to protect” doctrine.
He fought ISIS and volunteered as a medic for BLM. Now he's been arrested for threats against pro-Trump rioters.
Leaked police documents show how U.S. counterterrorism agencies spread myths and panic about fentanyl.
Rocket attacks and "precision defensive strikes" will bring us ever closer to truly endless war.
The Trump administration is treating people of Iranian origin like a potential fifth column.
There are Middle Easterners hidden among the Latin Americans seeking entry at the U.S. border. But they're not who you think.
Trump decided to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. But no one knows when or how it's happening and Congress is nowhere to be found.
Chaldean-Assyrians aren't safe in their home country. But reuniting with family in a new one feels impossible.
Tax increases aimed at balancing the government budget have squeezed the poor and middle class and sparked a wave of protests.
Clash for the third time in two years in U.S. between supporters and opponents of Erdo?an.