‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’
Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
Abrupt decision comes in wake of sharp rebukes, bafflement, and concern about politicization of Shoah memory
How a small pro-Iranian lobby became part of a vast messaging machine to push the nuclear deal that helped reshape the Middle East
How the president’s photo-op diplomacy plays in Riyadh, Tehran, Beirut, Jerusalem, and back home in Trumpland
The new leader of the storied civil-rights defense group tries to navigate Trump, the alt-right, Obama’s legacy, rising anti-Semitism, Israel, and the long shadow of his predecessor
How Gladwellian Internet ‘hot takes’ fueled the new echo-chamber press that enabled Obama’s foreign policy—and still rules Washington
How did we get from ‘Village Voice’ reporters digging up everything there is to know about a flashy New York real estate salesman to not knowing anything about the President of the United States and his ties to Russia?
Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War
What was once a cause celebre for Jewish and human rights activists has become an afterthought in a new, more volatile Middle East
Some members of the Maryland club had raised objections over Obama’s treatment of Israel
The best GM in baseball offered President Obama—a lifelong White Sox fan—a ‘midnight pardon,’ and welcomed him as a convert into the Cubs family
Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.
Historically, Jewish country clubs were founded precisely because other clubs kept Jews out
Obama Said to Break With Decades of U.S. Policy to Declare Western Wall ‘Occupied Territory’ at the UN
The lame-duck president is dismantling the alliance system that has kept America and much of the rest of the world secure
Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away