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Passage to India

The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?

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The Other Israeli Prison Swap

Bruce Riedel on the Grapel deal and whether the U.S. citizen is an Israeli spy

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Sundown: Occupy Yom Kippur

Plus some reading for when you’re not eating

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Saudi Arabia Is Coming For Assad

Which is something Israel should probably welcome

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On the Line

Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.

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Pulp Fictions

A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism

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Jordan’s Islamists Back Off the King

Abdullah II has a year to make reforms, they say

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Will the Real Brotherhood Please Stand Up?

Group gets a seat at the table, but what does it really want?

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The Muslim Brotherhood, ‘A Major Player’

Top expert Bruce Riedel discusses Egypt and Jordan

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U.S. Backing Away From Egypt’s Regime

Popular anti-government revolts convulse Israel’s neighbors

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Expert Argues For Accepting Nuclear Iran

Riedel has close ties to Obama administration