Sixty years after the Suez Crisis, two new histories of the Egypt-Israel conflict try to garner lessons on the Mideast and American power in a changing world
A bold new freight railway bypassing the Suez Canal may annoy Egypt and the United States, but that’s not the goal
Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
The Egyptian protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak failed to change the underlying realities of military domination, entrenched anti-Semitism, and limited foreign policy options
Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle
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