Grand Strategy

Contrary to Washington wisdom, Israel is a clear strategic asset to the United States, says a new study by a bipartisan pair of veteran diplomats

Daybreak: U.S. Tells Israel To Do As It Does

Plus navy makes contact with flotilla, and more in the news

What’s ‘Saddam’ Spelled Backwards?

New files show Hussein’s paranoia regarding Israel

Looming Threat

By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb

Was the Iran Plot Real? It Barely Matters.

U.S., Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of trying to kill ambassadors

Daybreak: Gilad Chai

Plus the Gaza blockade, Iran lashes out, and more in the news

What the Iranian Plot Means

For starters, is it credible?

Sundown: Is Grapel the New Shalit?

Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more

Deal for Shalit Signed

UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation

Loner

Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.

Turkey Uses Israel As Springboard to Power

Can anything bring the two nations to détente?

Sundown: Um, Is That a Threat?

Plus nuclear gamesmanship, Iran and Columbia, and more

Daybreak: Congress ♥ Bibi

Plus, hikers released, Jewish outreach, and more in the news

Daybreak: P.A., U.S. in Talks Over U.N.

Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news

Daybreak: Turkey Expels Israeli Envoy

Plus, Iran ominously moves nuclear production, and more in the news

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