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Against Abnormalization: BDS Targets a Major Lebanese-Born Writer

An interview with Israeli television lands French citizen, novelist, and essayist Amin Maalouf in a bizarre and ignorant thought-crime hell

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A Masterful Account of Humiliation and Despair

Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level

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Why Bashar al-Assad, the ‘Teflon Don’ of the Middle East, Can’t Be Touched

Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it

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Is Syrian Intelligence Working With ISIS in Europe?

An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria

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On the Fifth Anniversary of the Syrian Civil War, a Stateless Refugee Says Thank You

Reflecting on the long sad march out of Homs, and the people along the way

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Amid Shaky Ceasefire, Israel Says Syria Used Chemical Weapons on Civilians

Days into the so-called ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria, opposition and governmental forces are already pointing fingers at each other

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Why is Sanders Taking Foreign Policy Advice from Someone Who Suggested Israel—Not Assad—Gassed Syrians?

The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.

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The New Danger to Europe Isn’t ISIS. It’s Assad’s Thugs.

Are suspected war criminals, forged in the crucible of Syrian bloodshed, heading West as ‘refugees’?

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Is the U.S. Supporting Mass Extermination In Syria?

In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear

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All in the Assad Family

Ribal al-Assad, once an opponent of his cousin, Bashar al-Assad, touted a cuddly, progressive Syria in New York this week

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Understanding Syria: Whose Side Are We on, Anyway?

It helps to look at this map

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Special Treatment for Mideast Christians Is Un-American, and Dumb

Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees

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Lindsay Graham: U.S. Strategy in Syria ‘Half-Assed at Best’

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

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Putin’s Great Crime: He Defends His Allies and Attacks His Enemies

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.

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Far From Home, In Need of Help—But From Where?

As millions of Syrian refugees search for safety, their dire situation is reminiscent of those who fled Nazi Germany via British kindertransports

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The Druze Fight for Israel: Should They Now Fight Alone?

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

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Israel’s Arab Parties to Unite For the First Time

Running together in upcoming elections, despite ideological differences

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Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

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While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis

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With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay

Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames

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In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

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Iran’s Presidential Election Is Friday. What Happens If Protests Break Out Again?

Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot

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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?

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Obama’s Turkey

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

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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

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Israel Fights America’s Battles

Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots

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Neighborhood Bully

Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back

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Russia, Wannabe Superpower

Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?

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Arab Upheaval Reaches Israel

The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders

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