If Bombs Hit Damascus, Israel Looks To Tehran

Makovsky: Israelis debate how Syria strikes would affect US action in Iran

Should the U.S. Hope for a Draw in Syrian War?

Military strategist Edward Luttwak thinks so

Polish Yeshiva Becomes Hotel; Syria’s Horror

Plus a church’s stolen bible returned 40 years later, and more in the news

Israelis Getting Gas Masks After Syria Attack

With chemical weapons used in Syria, Israelis fear an attack at home

Plans for Possible Military Invention in Syria

Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime

Syrian Rebels Report Massive Chemical Attack

Opposition forces say more than 755 dead in nerve gas attack near Damascus

In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

Russia’s Middle-East End Game, at the Hands of the Post-Soviet Grandmaster

Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous

Israeli Strike Failed to Destroy Troublesome Missiles

Heavy weapons in a Russian shipment to Syria were missed in attack

Turkey Hawks Bird as Israeli Mossad Spy Beacon, Ruffles Feathers

Bird-brained conspiracy theories keep a tenacious foothold in the Arab Middle East, where science lags behind the West

Russia to Offer Iran an Air Defense System

Oh yes, and will help revive nuclear talks as well

Hope and Challenges on World Refugee Day

43.7 million people are currently displaced around the world

Are the Israel Defense Forces Finally Ready for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there

Debating the Syrian Muddle

Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion

Iran’s Presidential Election Is Friday. What Happens If Protests Break Out Again?

Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot

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