How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

Hezbollah’s Safe European Home Funds Terror in the Middle East—and in Europe

Will the call to list the Lebanese group’s military wing as a terrorist organization in the European Union have any effect?

Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

Argentina’s Last Jewish Cowboys

Thousands of Jews fled 19th-century Russia for the South American Pampas. Can their unique heritage survive?

Go Superfreak!

A new campaign strategy for Anthony Weiner, courtesy of Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and more

Happy Birthday, Mr. Kissinger

The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90

A Growing Fear in France

As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test

Religious Labor

Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work

John Kerry’s Silly Play

The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war

New York Rabbi’s Awful Award

Why is a Jewish group dedicated to tolerance honoring a politician who has failed to support religious minorities?

The Mideast Crack-Up: A Roundtable Discussion of the New Arab Map

Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map

Ed Koch’s Catholic Send-off

The former mayor, who had a deep relationship with Catholicism, will be memorialized in a Mass at St. Patrick’s

Dumb and Dumber: When Neocons and Obama Liberals Agree

How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East

The Lesser of Syria’s Evils

Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war

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