The truce reflects a transformation in the region, reflecting the participation of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in the status quo and perhaps the beginning of the rehabilitation of Hamas
A few parallels exist between Israel’s current Gaza operation and the 22-day war that began in December 2008. But the Middle East is a much different place in late 2012, with the risks more complicated and the politics more charged.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the foreign powers most invested in his political survival will be hoping that his country isn’t about to demonstrate Trotsky’s maxim that all revolutions are impossible until they become inevitable. …
Syria‘s new opposition leadership structure announced in Qatar on Sunday could mark a turning point in the stalemated 20-month old rebellion against the Assad regime. But it could just as easily prove to be another chimerical …
From Syrian rebels to polar bears, global stakeholders hope for changes after Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election
The U.S. wants to reshape Syria’s opposition. But there is no guarantee the plan will work
Few expect that the four-day truce in Syria’s civil war scheduled to take effect Friday will hold, much less serve as the prelude to a more sustained peace process.
Here’s a little secret about the future of U.S. Iran policy, regardless of who wins the presidential election: direct talks between Washington and Tehran may be inevitable — notwithstanding the Obama Administration’s …
The protagonist of Hilary Mantel’s trilogy—the first two books of which have now both won Booker prizes—weaves together complex narratives of politics, power and modernity
He may no longer control huge swathes of Syrian territory, but his forces appear nowhere near collapse. Over the past 18 months, at least, the dictator has beaten the odds
The Israelis may be trying to make military action seem more palatable to the Administration, but diplomacy and sanctions will likely remain Washington’s focus well into next year