‘Sharia’ is a much more abstract concept than ideologues—whether Mideast Islamists or Newt Gingrich—suggest
The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame
When the comments on the blogs of Stephen Walt, Andrew Sullivan, Philip Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald turn ugly, who should be held accountable? Plus: A Jew-baiter’s lexicon.
How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable
Why Israel’s enemies will always be the darlings of Western intellectuals
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.
Part 1 of 2: Elliott Abrams, Robert Malley, Dore Gold, and Andrew Exum consider the president’s policies in the region.
A Lebanon-Israel conflict is a matter of when, not if, and the United States has an interest in the outcome
Obama’s Middle East policy may soon shift away from moderates in favor of extremists
Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally
Turkey’s sponsorship of the Gaza flotilla signals a failure of American policy
Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
Why do Arab governments—and the U.S.—insist the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the heart of all the Mideast’s problems?
The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has always been divisive; now it’s being used as a wedge
Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved
Robert Malley, a former Clinton official, says Hamas must be engaged
Dalia Mogahed may be the most influential figure guiding the Obama Administration’s Middle East outreach
The spying charges against former AIPAC analyst Steve Rosen were dropped last year, but the anti-Israel spirit that enlivened them, he says, is stronger than ever
Elliott Abrams, who oversaw the Middle East for George Bush, says the recent Israel crisis reflects how the Obama team is doing business with the rest of the world
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Evangelical Christians have emerged as Israel’s staunchest allies—even as some American Jews are made uneasy by the show of support
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
‘Engagement or Regime Change?’
In a new book, Mark Perry argues that groups like Hamas will behave rationally if the U.S. engages with them. He’s wrong.
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett claim they aren’t influence peddlers, but their emails suggest otherwise
Trita Parsi, the second pillar of the U.S. Iran lobby, wants to the be the public face of Iranian-Americans
How Flynt Leverett and his wife, Hillary Mann Leverett, became leading advocates for doing business with Tehran
How a former Iranian official and a U.S. foreign-policy guru are shifting Washington’s stance toward regime change in Tehran