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Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

John Kerry

The bill now being pushed by the neocons and AIPAC could destroy the most promising developments in a decade.

Relinquishing privacy and transparency has stifled genuine public debate about the goals of our policy and left us both stupid and weak.

Wreckage of a Drone Strike in Yemen

Why are so many of our “surgical” strikes going so terribly wrong?

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel

Can they survive another grand coalition with Angela Merkel’s CDU—and is it too late to rejuvenate the party that once subordinated capitalism to the public good?

Blogs

President Obama is looking for a good reason to leave Afghanistan, and $113 billion a year could be it.

May 31, 2011

The American experiment was founded on the principle that "permanent war" was to be avoided, as it posed the greatest threat to liberty. This Memorial Day, Americans should recommit to that wise premise.

May 29, 2011

Egypt's military is running things, and the Muslim Brotherhood is happy about it.

May 27, 2011

Egypt is opening the door to Hamas. Washington may not like it, but it’s time to talk.

May 26, 2011

The president can corner the Israeli prime minister now—if he wants to.

May 25, 2011

Bibi's ace-in-the-hole? Dennis Ross.

May 21, 2011

The president’s address indicates clearly that the Obama administration has yet come to grips with the fact that the US no longer plays the central role in the Middle East.

May 19, 2011

Obama's Middle East policy has fallen apart. It's not too late to save it.

May 18, 2011

Underway for months, the talks are aimed at starting what will be a long process toward a political settlement of the war.

May 17, 2011

Blackwater's infamous founder is building a mercenary army in the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2011