Israel

America’s Responsibility in the New Middle East
November 26, 2012

The United States needs to survey the new landscape that has emerged in the Middle East, and determine how it can shape it going forward.

Three Reasons Why the Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Won't Last
November 21, 2012

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr has announced a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. It's good news that the fighting will stop. But aside from the immediate cessation of hostilities there's little to cheer about. Here are three reasons why in the absence of considerable outside intervention, it's only a matter of time until war breaks out again. A comprehensive peace agreement is not in sight: Peace in the former Palestine rests not only on a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but on a comprehensive agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Who Won Israel's Latest War?
November 21, 2012

There is a measure of thanksgiving, or at least relief, in the land of Israel. With the ceasefire, Israelis are grateful that their young men waiting on the border—and almost everyone has a husband, son, brother, friend among those 70,000 reservists—will be spared the horrors of fighting in Gaza. They are grateful that the civilians in southern Israel can now emerge from their shelters.

A Gaza Family's Deja Vu
November 20, 2012

In the Shati refugee camp, there is one question in the back of everyone’s mind: Is it happening again?

The Long Road to a Moderate Hamas
November 18, 2012

Yes, Hamas can change and evolve. In some ways, it already has.

War, and Israel’s Quixotic Search For Normalcy
November 16, 2012

The latest eruption in Gaza has returned Israel to the exceptional reality of old.

In Defense of Israeli Forces’ Social Media Propaganda
November 16, 2012

The Gaza battle has produced the first war on social media. Propaganda today is more immediate but only as effective as what it tries to justify.

Did Israel and the U.S. Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention?
November 02, 2012

Why an attack in Sudan may herald an intervention in Iran.

Stuart Stevens’ Shady Past Clients, Revealed
October 29, 2012

Before running Romney's campaign, Stuart Stevens helped lift two foreign strongmen into power.

Obama’s Two Most Revealing Moments in Last Night’s Debate
October 23, 2012

I turned off the TV feeling that I finally understood Obama, the man.

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