Middle East

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
Representative Mo Udall's ambitious strategy to wean the United States off fossil fuels by the year 2000
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.

A Book By Jimmy Carter Led Me to Work for Richard Branson
'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk
July 27, 2014

'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.

Israel Should Immediately Send Medical Supplies Into Gaza
It will help the victims, annoy the perpetrators, and change the course of the war
July 22, 2014

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. 

Israel Is Invading Gaza Because Netanyahu Is Out of Options
But he's still just dealing with the symptom, not the problem
July 17, 2014

But he's still just dealing with the symptom, not the problem.

What You Need to Know About the Escalating Drone War in Israel
Hamas now possesses drone technology. This could lead to all-out war.
July 14, 2014

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
An Interview With Robert Ford, the Former Ambasssador to Syria
July 09, 2014

A conversation with former Syrian Ambassador Robert Ford.

The Revenge Killing in Israel Has Resurrected Jewish Demons
A report from Jerusalem, where there's a frightening resignation in the face of racism
July 07, 2014

A report from Jerusalem, where there's a frightening resignation in the face of racism.

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