Middle East

Argument

First Gaza, Then the West Bank

Why Israel can no longer let the Palestinian Authority be responsible for security in Judea and Samaria.

Danny Danon |

COLUMN

The Endgame in Gaza

Can Netanyahu really demilitarize the Strip without making Hamas a partner?

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

'They Killed 25 to Get One'

Gaza's civilians count the dead. 

Sharif Abdel Kouddous |

Argument

A War We Didn't Want

Israel takes no joy in another round of hostilities with Hamas in Gaza, but it is a fight born of necessity.

Michael Herzog |

Argument

The Last Great Myth About Egypt

Cairo has never been a mediator between Israel and Palestine -- and today's regime actually benefits from the Gaza invasion.

Steven A. Cook |

Slide Show

Gaza Under Fire

As the Israel-Hamas conflict wages on, a look at the human toll.

FP Staff |

COLUMN

Suspended Animation in the Strip

For Gaza’s young and ambitious, the ongoing war is just another one of life’s many challenges.

Lauren Bohn |

Dispatch

Nowhere to Run

Gaza's residents, under a constant barrage of Israeli bombs, are being told to evacuate to stay safe. If they could escape, they would.

Sharif Abdel Kouddous |

Argument

A Pox on All Their Houses

Neither Israel nor Hamas can win in Gaza, but the biggest loser is the Palestinian Authority.

Hussein Ibish |

COLUMN

Summer Reruns in the Middle East

Televised tragedy and déjà vu in Gaza.

Matt Bors |

Dispatch

Ramadan in Gaza

What it’s like to celebrate Islam’s holy month in a city under siege.

Abeer Ayyoub |

Dispatch

The False Front of the Gaza Invasion

Israel's late-night assault shows the past week's attempts at talks were a sham all along.

Gregg Carlstrom |

COLUMN

The Slaughter of Innocents

Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Iran's Highly Enriched Bargaining Chip

Why the United States can't budge on allowing Iran to build more centrifuges.

Colin H. Kahl |

COLUMN

Let Tehran's Atomic Clock Keep Ticking

The only way to reach a nuclear deal with Iran is to accept that Iran will be able to go nuclear.

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Six Lessons America Seems Thoroughly Incapable of Learning

Why the Obama administration keeps making the same mistakes over and over.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

You Can't Kill Hamas, You Can Only Make It Stronger

Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States.

Mark Perry |

Dispatch

'It's Like Jail Here'

Watching the World Cup finals in the labor camps of Qatar.

Priyanka Motaparthy |

Report

What Hamas Wants, What Israel Needs

Neither side can gain from this war of attrition. But is Benjamin Netanyahu willing to risk a ground invasion to stop it?

Natan Sachs |

COLUMN

Take One for Tehran

Why President Obama needs to stand up to the warmongers who want to kill the Iranian nuclear deal.

James Traub |

Dispatch

The Resurrection of Ahmad Chalabi

The man who helped convince the United States to invade Iraq has spent the last decade in the political wilderness. But now, with his country in chaos, he could be its next leader.

Jane Arraf |

Argument

People Power

The United States has the blueprint for a smarter way to make peace. Now it has to use it.

Christopher Holshek |

COLUMN

@ISIS Is #Winning

Why is a barbaric medieval caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?

Kori Schake |

Dispatch

Siege Mentality

While Israel pounds Gaza with bombs, the real battleground of East Jerusalem is ready to boil over.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Report

Losing the Lonely War

Suicide is becoming a crisis among people affected by Syria's protracted civil war -- and no one is talking about it.

Lauren Wolfe |