How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

Sundown: Bulgaria Not Blaming Hezbollah

Plus what the ‘knaidel’ debate says about us, poverty in Israel, and more

Daybreak: Changes in Washington

Plus Boston bombing suspect getting donations, setbacks in Syria, and more

Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

Officials Deny Assad Received Russian Missiles

Others speculate on what might happen if the powerful weapons arrive

Daybreak: Russian Missiles Arrive in Syria

Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many

Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

Daybreak: Hezbollah Sustains Losses in Syria

Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland

The Latest Dispiriting Iran Update

From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program

John Kerry’s Silly Play

The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war

Sundown: Israel, Syria Exchange Gunfire at Border

Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis

The Mideast Crack-Up: A Roundtable Discussion of the New Arab Map

Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map

Qatar’s Call for Peace and Muhammed al-Dura

How is Israel still responsible for regional peace?

Israelis in the Golan Warily Eye the Syrian Border

With Syria on the brink, residents wonder what the future holds

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