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Shoot the Messenger?

Dan Shapiro delivered some inconvenient truths that Bibi didn’t want to hear. Here’s why Israel should listen.

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Obama’s Make-Believe Peace With Iran Ushers in a Wild 2016 in the Middle East

Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence

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Why Israel’s President Talks to Obama, but Not to Netanyahu

Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Washington last month may say more about the Jewish state’s political infighting than its foreign policy

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Three Great Speeches of 2015

A foreign policy for 2016

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Special Treatment for Mideast Christians Is Un-American, and Dumb

Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees

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Why Donald Trump Is the King of American Loser-dom

Win here, win there, win win everywhere: Why America is all about #epicwinning, but is still a #loser

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Putin’s Syria Gambit Aims at Something Bigger Than Syria

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

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Digital Diplomacy: Making Friends in the Age of Facebook

Australia’s Ambassador to Israel on the challenges and opportunities of working with the Jewish state

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The Cyber Gap: The Internet Is the Middle East’s Next Battleground, But Are We Prepared?

From social media-based propaganda to Stuxnet-style attacks, here’s what to watch for in America’s engagement with the Islamic State and others

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A Guide for the Perplexed: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.

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The Iran Deal and a Cold War Flashback

Why President Obama’s deal is not just an act of faith, but a call to arms—of the liberal sort

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What Iran Will Buy With Obama’s $50 Billion

Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed

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Three Lies

Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage and the daughter of Holocaust rescuer Peter Bergson talk about people who put their lives at risk to save others

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Advocate

Norman Eisen, an old friend of Obama’s from Harvard Law School, is bolstering the forces of liberalism as ambassador to the Czech Republic

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Rationale

The question policy-makers should focus on isn’t whether Iran would use a nuclear weapon, but how a bomb would embolden an already reckless regime

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Broadcast News

As Qatar’s star rises in the Middle East, Israel looks to temper the emirate’s influence—and that of its television network, Al Jazeera

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Embroiled

With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.

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True North

Since the 2006 election of the conservative politician Stephen Harper as prime minister, Canada has become arguably the most pro-Israel country in the world

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Mad Men

The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?

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Time Out

Conventional wisdom says Israel must reach a peace deal quickly, before population trends and diplomatic isolation overtake the Jewish state. Demographics and geopolitics tell a different story.

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Blowback

Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires

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A Spin

Jordan’s late King Hussein and his unsuccessful efforts to make peace get a courtier’s treatment in the new memoir from Jack O’Connell, a former CIA station chief in Amman

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On the Line

Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.

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The Heights

U.S. and Israeli policymakers are yet to acknowledge that their decades-long push to use the Golan to make peace with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a far-fetched dream

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In Plain Sight

The recent arrest of Pakistani nationals in the aftermath of Bin Laden’s death reveals that the operation was the result of internal Middle East politics—and no coup for U.S. spycraft

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Spring Break

As the oil-poor Arab states of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen face food and fuel shortages in the aftermath of upheaval there, Israel stands to emerge with an even stronger position in the region

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Opposition

In a pair of influential speeches to the Arab world, Obama has presented incompatibly multiculturalist and universalist positions. To lead in the Middle East, he must choose one.

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Post-Revolutionary

The Egyptian protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak failed to change the underlying realities of military domination, entrenched anti-Semitism, and limited foreign policy options

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Pact or Fiction

The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.

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