Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it
As leader of the free world, the GOP candidate would be no better for his disaffected fans than Hamas has been for its so-called constituents—so, why do we fetishize the ‘white working-class voter’ and his opinions?
Helen Mirren stars in the ‘flawed but riveting’ portrayal of the wrenching dilemmas of the military’s new intimate killing
The post-American Middle East being born in Syria is an irretrievably changed land of sectarianism and new foreign hegemony
What was once the oppositional language of fringe parties in Europe has combined into a toxic new politics that is making its way to the center of Western democratic discourse. That should frighten us.
Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?
By omitting Jews from the story of the Holocaust, the Canadian prime minister fell for the false choice between depicting the tragedy as either a universal warning against prejudice or a particular one against anti-Semitism
Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence
Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Washington last month may say more about the Jewish state’s political infighting than its foreign policy
America’s top comedian gets the president to talk about his underwear, shaving, nachos, and Larry David’s schmutzy sunscreen
President Obama and the ‘Jewish Lady Gaga’ have a moment
Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim, Steven Spielberg, and Itzhak Perlman were among the 17 recipients of the highest civilian honor.
Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees
Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West