Why hasn’t the administration done anything about Syria, and won’t? Because the Iran Deal.
How the Iran deal explains the administration’s inaction in Syria
One report claimed ‘neither side seems bent on starting hostilities’
Amnesty International’s report about the regime’s prison system, in which 17,723 people have reportedly died, is jaw-dropping. So why has the Syrian Civil War lost much of it political resonance?
Sebastian Junger’s fascinatingly wrong-headed ‘Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging’
The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State
An interview with Israeli television lands French citizen, novelist, and essayist Amin Maalouf in a bizarre and ignorant thought-crime hell
After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance
Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level
Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it
The Texas Senator’s position that Israel should retain the contested territory is a longstanding one, and a reflection of his foreign policy iconoclasm
An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria
Are Donald Trump and Barack Obama two examples of the same American affliction?
The post-American Middle East being born in Syria is an irretrievably changed land of sectarianism and new foreign hegemony
Reflecting on the long sad march out of Homs, and the people along the way
Jewish and Arab Israelis are working together to aid Syria’s refugees. Does it matter?
Tag-teaming with Russia and dumping regional allies and NATO, the White House tells the rest of the world to go take a hike
The Democratic presidential hopeful set out to assuage doubts about his foreign policy expertise. Instead, he may have reinforced them.
Goldin, the fallen Israeli officer, was kidnapped just hours into an American-brokered ceasefire in 2014. If American credibility in Syria and beyond is to mean anything, Goldin’s body must be returned to his family.
Are suspected war criminals, forged in the crucible of Syrian bloodshed, heading West as ‘refugees’?
How Canadian synagogues started sponsoring Syrian refugees
Samantha Power wrote the book on how the U.S. government ignores and legitimates genocides. Or was it a handbook?
In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear
Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?
The actors have donated $500,000 to both Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee
Ribal al-Assad, once an opponent of his cousin, Bashar al-Assad, touted a cuddly, progressive Syria in New York this week
Why the comparison is more ‘virtue signal’ than productive policy stance
It helps to look at this map
Cynthia Kaplan Shamash fled Iraq 40-odd years ago, when she was just a kid. Her flight foreshadowed that of young refugees fleeing Syria now. Where did she land? Where will they?
Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees