• THE “WINDOW FOR DIPLOMACY IS SHRINKING,” President Obama warned Iran yesterday. He maintained that there is still room and time, however. [Haaretz]
• THE PROSPECT OF WEST BANK STATEHOOD IS HAMPERED by economic slowdown and lowered aid, the World Bank reported. A year ago, the same institution said that economic growth helped make the case for sovereignty. [Haaretz]
• SYRIA’S MAIN OPPOSITION GROUP IS WEAKENING, with several key members leaving, accusing it of being dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. [NYT]
• PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD SUBMITTED TO UNPRECEDENTED PARLIAMENTARY GRILLING, in one sign of how power relations at the top are not so clear-cut in the Islamic Republic. [NYT]
• IRAN FUNDED, TRAINED, AND ORDERED 22 OPERATIVES to attack Jewish, Israeli, and Western targets in Baku, Azeri police reported. [Haaretz]
• DETERRENCE IS BEST, argues Fareed Zakaria (quoting a young Charles Krauthammer). [WP]
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.