Sundown: Kerry Bashes Focus on Settlements

Plus R.I.P. Harman, lox vs. smoked salmon, and more

Fashionable

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is every bit as dangerous and thuggish as his autocratic counterparts across the Middle East, yet for some reason Washington continues to embrace him

Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

Daybreak: Iran Rising

Plus Kerry and Assad’s secret plan for peace, and more in the news

Holbrooke, a Top U.S. Diplomat, Dies at 69

A one-of-a-kind character, yet consummately of his times

Shadow Play: Agents of Influence on Egypt Ambassador Pick Robert S. Ford

Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved

A Very Jewish St. Patrick’s Day

And why not?

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