Theater of War

Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah

Messaging System

Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah

Wrong Move

The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’

Sundown: Write Your Own Punch-Line

Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more

The Guns of August

Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?

The Next Lebanon War

A Lebanon-Israel conflict is a matter of when, not if, and the United States has an interest in the outcome

Syriana

Bashar al-Assad has maintained his country’s key position in Mideast politics by drawing out the peace process and turning it into warfare by other means

Craving

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah wants war. His public wants war. But to get the war that he wants, he has to wait.

Reading Like a Middle Easterner

Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right

My Grandmother Loves Hezbollah

She loves peace, but she also loves the pride and dignity the Iran-backed group and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claim to provide

Daybreak: Settlements Deal Close

Plus a nuclear Iran, Tel Aviv threatened, and more in the news

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