Jordan’s King Needs Peace Process Progress

Abdullah visits D.C., helps P.A. to bolster own authority

Daybreak: Iran and the 2012 Election

Plus IDF makes plans for Gaza offensive, and more in the news

Daybreak: Obama Warns Leader About Strait

Plus more Israeli-Palestinian talks, and more in the news

Islamist Royalty Weighs In on Arab Spring

Liberal Gamal Banna, 91, is brother of Brotherhood founder

Daybreak: Iran’s Defensible Nuclear Facility

Plus the Muslim Brotherhood plays ball, and more in the news

Admin. Engages Brotherhood in Egypt

Or: tomorrow’s Republican talking point, today

Minority Interest

Lebanon’s Maronites, threatened by Sunni power, will be the bellwether of the Mideast’s Christians. Could they face the same fate as the region’s Jews?

Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

Daybreak: Iran Blusters, Cowers

Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news

High Noon: Saudi Arms Package Goes Through

Plus Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more

High Noon: Egypt and Israel Nailing It Down

Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more

Useful Fiction

Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.

Will Turkey Broker Palestinian Reconciliation?

Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal

Daybreak: Iran Embargo Seriously Contemplated

Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news

After the Fall

Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.

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