David Ignatius / Politics

On Syria, Reality Check Time

RABAH AL-SARHAN, Jordan -- The Syrian border is just a few miles north of this processing station for refugees. Syrian rebel commanders had invited me to travel with them inside their country, entering through a crossing point near here, but the ...

In Camps, a Yearning for Home

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan -- Ask Yousef Bargash when he might go home to his village of Mahaja in southern Syria and he turns his palms skyward in supplication. The old man says it's his "main hope," but his manner implies he won't be leaving ...

Iraq's Never-Ending War

AMMAN, Jordan -- Iraq appears to be slipping back into civil war, and Sheik Zaydan Aljabiri, one of the political leaders of the Sunni insurgent group known as the Tribal Revolutionaries, seems confident that his side is winning.

"We are three ...

Closer, But Still No Deal on Iran

WASHINGTON -- As the Iran nuclear talks reach roughly the halfway point in the six-month timetable for negotiating a comprehensive agreement, both sides report slow, steady progress in closing gaps -- but no deal yet.

A positive sign was a ...