Why Britain Created Monarchies in the Middle East
August 15, 2014
When was the most stable time in recent Iraqi history? Most likely it was during the British-sponsored Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq from 1921 to 1958.
How Congress Planned To Solve The 1970s Energy Crisis
August 12, 2014
Hindsight does wonders. Mo Udall, former pro-basketball player turned member of Congress, proposed an ambitious agenda to wean the United States off fossil fuels by the year 2000.
'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.
Who Bears More Responsibility for the War in Gaza?
July 25, 2014
Hamas's rocket attacks may have been the immediate cause, but history tells a different story.
It will help the victims, annoy the perpetrators, and change the course of the war.
The Former Head of the Mossad Evaluates the Risks—and Rewards—of Israel's Gaza Invasion
July 18, 2014
Why Israel launched the ground operation and how long it is likely to last.
But he's still just dealing with the symptom, not the problem.
Hamas now possesses drone technology. This could lead to all-out war.
A Middle East Expert Explains Assad's Dangerous Charm, ISIS's Plans, and the Future of the Region
July 09, 2014
A conversation with former Syrian Ambassador Robert Ford.
A report from Jerusalem, where there's a frightening resignation in the face of racism.