The day after winning five primaries, the Republican frontrunner pivoted into the role of his party’s presumptive presidential nominee
Contrary to the fulminations of the radical anti-Zionist left and hawkish pro-Israel right, Sanders’s mistake had nothing to do with his being anti-Israel, and everything to do with his not knowing much about foreign policy
The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.
Plus former president Hosni Mubarak will reportedly be released from jail
Plus a look at foreign policy political ads
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The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’
Rachel Kleinfeld, an Alaska-born Rhodes Scholar, is using her Truman National Security Project to build a new Democratic foreign-policy establishment
Tablet Magazine’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, including insights from Yossi Melman, Leslie Gelb, Judith Miller, Lee Smith, an Obama Mideast adviser, and a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt
Israeli leaders have long had only one concern when it comes to Egypt: stability, which Hosni Mubarak provided. That’s changing, no matter who ends up in charge.
There are several good reasons why Israelis are pulling for the Mubarak regime to hold onto power in Egypt. But maybe they should be embracing change there, instead.
How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable
Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.
Part 1 of 2: Elliott Abrams, Robert Malley, Dore Gold, and Andrew Exum consider the president’s policies in the region.
Robert Malley, a former Clinton official, says Hamas must be engaged
Elliott Abrams, who oversaw the Middle East for George Bush, says the recent Israel crisis reflects how the Obama team is doing business with the rest of the world
Bemoans lack of ‘real progress’ since 1979
George Friedman built a private, subscription-based CIA. But is his intel any good?
How Flynt Leverett and his wife, Hillary Mann Leverett, became leading advocates for doing business with Tehran
Is the Obama administration putting the U.S.-Saudi relationship on ice?
Roughly a quarter are Jews; Bernanke is No. 1
Despite recent signals, Israel isn’t ready to bomb Iran. Yet.
The trouble with conservative critiques of Obama’s Cairo speech