The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.
As Iran negotiates its nuclear deal, a look back at decades of debate by rabbis, politicians, and philosophers about the ethics of atomic warfare
New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel changed the stakes of Jewish power
The State Department cut funding to NGO that cultivates moderate Shiite voices in opposition to Hezbollah
Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed
‘Improved’ virus found in computers at three European hotels where negotiations were held
Does the president understand the depths—and destructive implications—of the ayatollahs’ radical views on Jews?
Holocaust-denying rhetoric masks Nazi-like fantasies
A visit to Gaza City, for the latest from Hamas, Fatah, Benjamin Netanyahu—and Marine Le Pen
Maryam Faghihimani shares how she learned to look past ‘black holes of pasts,’ befriend Jews
Most students don’t even know who Thomas Pickering is
What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism
Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?
Iran, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Shia, Sunni, Muslim, Jew
Movements.org is crowdsourcing liberty around the world
Final details to be negotiated by June 30; fight moves to Congress
Déjà vu all over again?
Negotiators will stay in Switzerland another day to draft an outline
A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you
The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war
Offs Bibi, Hillary and now Senator Robert Menendez
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
Ahead of speech, 45 percent of Americans view the prime minister positively
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Rules dead prosecutor’s case against president insufficient to investigate
Why the dust-up about Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint meeting of Congress may outlast the leader
NPR and the New York Times highlight two dwindling communities
Obama is taking out the failure of his Iran policy on its opponents
What the burning of a Jordanian pilot reveals about Obama’s flawed Middle East game
Glosses over the fact that women can’t ski unaccompanied on Iran’s slopes