An interview with Israeli television lands French citizen, novelist, and essayist Amin Maalouf in a bizarre and ignorant thought-crime hell
Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level
Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it
An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria
Reflecting on the long sad march out of Homs, and the people along the way
Days into the so-called ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria, opposition and governmental forces are already pointing fingers at each other
The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.
Are suspected war criminals, forged in the crucible of Syrian bloodshed, heading West as ‘refugees’?
In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear
Ribal al-Assad, once an opponent of his cousin, Bashar al-Assad, touted a cuddly, progressive Syria in New York this week
It helps to look at this map
Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees
Watch the Republican senator grill the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, who clarified that the coalition of forces behind Syria—Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah—have tipped the scale in Assad’s favor
Cohen the Israeli spy? He’s on the phone to Nikolai Patrushev, Putin’s national security adviser, because that’s how grown-ups do business.
As millions of Syrian refugees search for safety, their dire situation is reminiscent of those who fled Nazi Germany via British kindertransports
The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism
Running together in upcoming elections, despite ideological differences
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis
Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames
At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever
Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot
Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?
The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot
The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
Trouble in the Golan
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders