The post-American Middle East being born in Syria is an irretrievably changed land of sectarianism and new foreign hegemony
Jewish and Arab Israelis are working together to aid Syria’s refugees. Does it matter?
Samantha Power wrote the book on how the U.S. government ignores and legitimates genocides. Or was it a handbook?
Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?
Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?
Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become
Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?
Can Zionism and U.S. liberalism coexist under Netanyahu?
A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you
And why Obama was only partly right in comparing Christians to ISIS
The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
Why the dust-up about Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint meeting of Congress may outlast the leader
Obama is taking out the failure of his Iran policy on its opponents
What the burning of a Jordanian pilot reveals about Obama’s flawed Middle East game
President Erdogan builds an opulent palace for himself, part of a 20-year mess that is American Middle East policy
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
An excerpt from ‘Double Bind’ questions the logic of ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’
In Hollywood’s twisted view of hardliners, lessons for our generals, diplomats, and politicians
Bad newspaper headlines aside, it’s been a pretty good century for the Zionists
John Kerry’s failed peace negotiations set off the spiral of violence between Israel and the Palestinians
The United States sees an ally in a regime that is too predatory—and too weak—to be a reliable foreign-policy partner
A bold new freight railway bypassing the Suez Canal may annoy Egypt and the United States, but that’s not the goal
Israel’s lead security negotiator talks about the end of Oslo and the future of annexation
What a unity government bringing together Hamas with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party means
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?
Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East
Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous
Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?