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
Arab regimes are restoring abandoned Jewish historical sites, a subtle acknowledgement of where power now resides in the Middle East
Is the Obama administration putting the U.S.-Saudi relationship on ice?