Losing Petraeus, Losing Iran

The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck

What Did Eric Cantor Know About Petraeus?

If he knew the truth about the CIA chief’s affair, why did he sit on it?

Daybreak: IDF Fires at Target in Syria

Plus New York Governor Cuomo asks for $30 billion for Hurricane Sandy

A 2016 Mideast Dispatch

In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman

Native Son

A Tunisia-born Jew and French officer who fought the Berbers in Algeria pioneered the counterinsurgency warfare still used in Iraq and Afghanistan

Double Agent

The Arab Spring has cast new light on resistance in the Middle East. A rare 2007 encounter with the leader of Iran’s Jundullah reveals the murky place held by the region’s so-called freedom fighters.

A Yidisher Pop

Twilight, Tom Cruise, and a lesson in Yiddish

Move Further Buffs Petraeus’s Reputation

General stirred controversy with ‘linkage’ remarks

Daybreak: Will Iran Sanctions Bite?

Plus subsidies in the diamond district, and more

Fantasia

Obama’s embrace of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatens both Israel and the Palestinian Authority

J Street Pushes ‘Linkage’

And struggles to find co-signers

Linked In

Why do Arab governments—and the U.S.—insist the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the heart of all the Mideast’s problems?

Shadow Play: Agents of Influence on Egypt Ambassador Pick Robert S. Ford

Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved

Daybreak: Obama Ties Mideast To U.S. Interests

Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news

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