Dilip Hiro is the author of Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians (Interlink), Between Marx and Muhammad: The Changing Face of Central Asia (HarperCollins), Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran After the Gulf Wars (Routledge), War Without End: Rise of Islamist Terrorism and the Global Response (also Routledge), Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm (Nation Books), Secrets and Lies: Operation "Iraqi Freedom" and After, The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and its Furies, Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World's Vanishing Oil Resources and, most recently, After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World (all Nation Books).
In the new politics of Afghanistan, the Obama administration finds itself being reduced to the status of bystander.
Its ‘generosity’ toward Cairo notwithstanding, Washington has been reduced to the role of a helpless bystander.
The greater Middle East’s greatest rebuff to Uncle Sam.
In Western hands, Afghanistan didn't transition to a "free market" system—but a particularly venal form of crony capitalism.
The United States and Pakistan have become the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.
How Pakistan makes Washington pay for the Afghan war.
Pakistan’s Chinese alliance is one of its most potent weapons in any future showdown with the US.
Obama’s rudderless foreign policy underscores America’s waning power.
Why Russia and China will sink Washington's Iran policy.
Want proof the Iraq War was all about oil? Here it is.