Middle East

Feature

Neighborhood Watch

Why regional players will be indispensable to achieving peace in Syria.

Rachel Brandenburg |

Argument

From Ceasefire to Stability

Ending the violence in Syria is only the first step in improving the country’s security.

Jeff Krentel |

Report

Israel's Kill List

Inside the Mossad's campaign to off its most dangerous foes, one by one.

Ronen Bergman |

Dispatch

Out and Down in Syria's Civil War

Caught between the regime and Islamists, Syria’s gay community just struggles to stay alive.

Haley Bobseine |

Argument

Clan Warfare

Don’t mistake Egypt’s calm for stability.

Eric Trager |

Marc Lynch

Spoiler Alert

What lessons do the success of Camp David and the failure of Oslo hold for America's nuclear deal with Iran?

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Fear and Loathing in the Kingdom

How Washington stabbed the Saudis in the back, and why the Iran deal will start a nuclear arms race in the Persian Gulf.

John Hannah |

Report

Open Arms

How the White House is making it easier for Iran to smuggle weapons.

Colby Goodman |

Argument

Rider on the Storm

How Israel won the Arab Spring, and why a dangerous new instability threatens the entire region's geopolitical landscape.

Danny Danon |

Argument

Boxed In

How Israel became the land of no good options.

Amos Harel |

Feature

The Tehran Connection

How much can a superfast algorithm tell us about Iran? Quite a lot, actually.

Kalev Leetaru |

Report

Tehran's Get Out of Jail Free Card

The nuclear deal may give Iran a freer hand in Syria.

Yochi Dreazen |

By Other Means

Never Waver

Now is the time for Obama to beat back the congressional hawks taking aim at the Iran deal.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

From Dealmaker to Salesman

Does Iran's president have the juice to sell his nuke deal at home?

Omid Memarian |

Micah Zenko

The Real Nuclear Option

Why Israel might nuke Iran to prevent Tehran from going nuclear. Seriously.

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

The Bad Cop Syndrome

Stung by the Obama administration's Iran deal, Israel's political class is now convinced that there's no one to trust but themselves.

Neri Zilber |

Argument

A Dangerous, Wrongheaded Deal

How the Obama administration gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.

Ted Cruz |

Argument

Indefinite Extension

Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.

Bruce Ackerman |

Argument

Our Last, Best Chance

If we can't ease sanctions in exchange for concessions, what was the point of pressuring Iran?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Now for the Hard Part

The Iran deal is a good first step. Let's see what happens next.

Matthew Kroenig |

Terms of Engagement

'The Worst of the Worst'

A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.

James Traub |

Argument

No More Exemptions

Why Israel can no longer afford to rebuff global norms pertaining to weapons of mass destruction.

Avner Cohen |

The Pulse

Americans and Israelis Don't See Eye to Eye on Iran

When it comes to the nuclear threat from Tehran, there’s a growing gulf between Washington and Jerusalem.

Bruce Stokes |

Marc Lynch

Peak Middle East?

Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

The Case of the Keystone Cossacks

Who sent a bunch of hapless Russian soldiers of fortune to go do battle in Syria?

Michael Weiss |

By Other Means

Smother 'Em With Love

Why it’s time for the United States to cuddle up with Iran.

Rosa Brooks |

Jeffrey Lewis

Vive la Freeze!

Why the French are better at diplomacy than we are.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Exclusive

Why Has the U.N. Given Assad a Free Pass on Mass Murder?

Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.

Colum Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

Et Tu, Menendez?

Why Democrats beating Tehran down with additional sanctions and zero enrichment guarantees could backfire, badly.

James Traub |