How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

Before the Revolution Explores the Sheltered Fantasy Lives Led by Israelis in Iran

Dan Shadur talks about his new documentary about life under the Shah, and his parents’ golden years in Tehran

Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

The Latest Dispiriting Iran Update

From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program

Neighborhood Bully

Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back

Iranians Say the Jews Are Enchanting

Unfortunately, they mean in that black magic way

Jon Stewart’s Hosting Hiatus Dates Set

‘The Daily Show’ host is making a flick about an imprisoned Iranian journalist

Iran’s Oil-Peddling Woes Continue

Tankers with millions of gallons unsold oil remain parked in the Gulf

Israel Sees Uranium Lining in Arms Deal

Deal with U.S. left out one telling item from wishlist

Massive Arms Deal Between Israel and U.S.

Or Chuck Hagel’s boundless animus toward Israel

Daybreak: Boston Suspects Had More Attacks in Mind

Plus Iran targeted Chabad in Bulgaria following Burgas blast

Q&A: Władysław Bartoszewski

Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews

Sundown: ‘We Will Keep Going’

President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories

Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

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