Middle East

iran

Trump climbs down on Iran

June 3, 2019 11:46 am

War-war to jaw-jaw with Tehran?

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The McMaster disaster

June 3, 2019 11:28 am

Should veterans set military policy?

gaza

Tunneling my way into Gaza

May 30, 2019 7:17 am

The food has improved in Israel since I was last here

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Netanyahu’s coalition fiasco leads to early elections

May 30, 2019 5:59 am

The ‘magician’ pulled the rabbis from his hat, but it wasn’t enough

turkish

The day Turkish democracy died

May 23, 2019 4:40 pm

‘I built up a really nice business over 10 years and then they came in like gangsters and took it all away’

iran

Iran alone: Tehran’s perspective on escalating hostilities

May 23, 2019 4:14 pm

It would take a rare set of circumstances for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to entertain the Trump prospectus

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How would America really ‘end’ Iran?

May 22, 2019 1:13 pm

Today’s ‘coalition of the willing’ might look even less impressive

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Russia and China are watching Iran, and waiting

May 20, 2019 12:07 pm

America’s rivals are exploiting Trump’s split with Europe

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What one activist’s death tells us about war crimes in Syria

May 16, 2019 3:42 pm

Ali Othman was a citizen journalist with a ready smile and no fear

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Rashida Tlaib’s comments about Palestine are blatantly misleading

May 16, 2019 7:57 am

Her toxic denial of Jewish national identity is the reason Palestine is not free

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Trump likes to keep his enemies close and his hawks closer

May 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Regime change is on the agenda for Iran in a way that it is not in North Korea

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If Trump goes to war with Iran, he will lose in 2020

May 15, 2019 6:41 am

He would become yet another politician who believes American greatness lies in policing the world

rashida tlaib

Rashida Tlaib wasn’t being anti-Semitic, but…

May 14, 2019 6:07 pm

...she wasn’t telling the truth either

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The art of the bad deal

May 9, 2019 1:16 pm

Jared Kushner’s peace plan is either ‘transactional’ or ‘transformational’ – either way, no one is betting it will work

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Israel and the war of Eurovision

May 7, 2019 1:47 pm

Gaza plays a Game of Thrones

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The US and Yemen: stopping Iran or appeasing Saudi Arabia?

April 24, 2019 4:07 pm

The ‘America First’ president is putting Saudi interests first

armenians

Who remembers the Armenians?

April 24, 2019 1:44 pm

Why does the US assist in Turkey’s denial of genocide?

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The folly of war with Iran

April 23, 2019 10:55 am

Conflict with the Middle Eastern nation may be a neocon dream, but it’s not what Trump was elected to execute

Benjamin Netanyahu election win

After yet another election win, what’s next for Benjamin Netanyahu?

April 10, 2019 3:20 am

The real challenges to his administration will come not from the US, but from within

israeli elections

What are Netanyahu’s chances in the Israeli elections?

April 9, 2019 9:37 am

Today Israelis will measure Bibi’s sins against his success at the helm

irgc

Trump is right to brand the IRGC terrorists

April 8, 2019 3:50 pm

Only by recognizing the obvious can the US formulate policies that have a chance of succeeding

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Trump’s IRGC designation could be a pretext for war

April 8, 2019 2:55 pm

Stretching America’s AUMF could be next, if need be

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Donald Trump has been captured by the neocons

April 8, 2019 12:27 pm

Bolton and Pompeo are thirsting for a new crusade to vanquish the mullahs in Tehran

middle east

Could Donald Trump unexpectedly triumph in his bid for peace in the Middle East?

April 4, 2019 2:50 am

Even if Netanyahu fails to win the election, Trump’s plan can still be implemented by a Gantz government

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The Lebanonization of America

March 24, 2019 1:27 pm

The left’s ambitious identity politics agenda could make the United States a lot more like Lebanon