Middle East

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.

How Not to Write A TV Drama About Arab Dictators
To start, cast an Arab actor in the lead
June 25, 2014

This show, from the producers of "Homeland," is an offensively boring attempt to humanize dictators.

How Bad Can the Iraq Situation Get? An Expert Weighs In.
An Interview with Thomas E. Ricks
June 24, 2014

“What if everything that has happened in Iraq since 2003 is just preamble to the main event?” 

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