Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party
Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike
Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered
Norman’s Conquest of Manhattan
Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.
In the wake of the military takeover, realists and neocons revisit the legacy of George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda
Releasing the 85-year-old former president will only further divide the country
With Egypt’s army clearing protesters by force, scholar Samuel Tadros explains why his country’s modernizers support military rule
Bird-brained conspiracy theories keep a tenacious foothold in the Arab Middle East, where science lags behind the West
Agents of Influence counsels the young emir of the wealthy Arab nation who must decide how to use his powerful TV network
Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?
Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
Al-Monitor, a D.C.-based website, publishes Washington bigwigs, Israeli columnists, and, worryingly, Hezbollah-aligned writers
Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot
The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
How Israel’s annexation* of the contested border region continues to keep the peace
Who inspired the alleged Boston marathon bombers to find meaning in the most violent forms of madness?
Putting ourselves in political, moral, and now actual lockdown is more threatening than Islamic terrorism
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs
How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Why is Argentina letting Iran examine the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, a crime Hezbollah surely committed?
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?