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
Why is Sanders Taking Foreign Policy Advice from Someone Who Suggested Israel—Not Assad—Gassed Syrians?
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’?
In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear
The actors have donated $500,000 to both Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee
Why the comparison is more ‘virtue signal’ than productive policy stance
It helps to look at this map
Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees
Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West
Watch the Republican senator grill the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, who clarified that the coalition of forces behind Syria—Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah—have tipped the scale in Assad’s favor
What is Russia up to in the Middle East?
Cohen the Israeli spy? He’s on the phone to Nikolai Patrushev, Putin’s national security adviser, because that’s how grown-ups do business.
Why the Mediterranean refugee crisis could get that much worse, and soon
Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks suggests that Britain emulate the Kindertransport, which saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis.
The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism
A reporter’s friends use Facebook to try and save his life: Driven by a growing sense that the U.S. government could not or would not save Sotloff from captivity, a group of family members, colleagues, and Jewish communal leaders coalesced into a ragtag—and tragically unsuccessful—rescue effort.
How a freelancer’s Heaven turned into Hell: Inspired by a blend of bravery, wanderlust, and humanism, a budding journalist ventured—without the kind of institutional structure and support that would have been common a decade ago—into an inflamed Middle East.