The List

Over the Horizon

Five unlikely but extremely destabilizing global crises that Obama must prepare for now.

Martin Indyk |


Rise of the Annexers

In Israel's heated electoral politics, peace is becoming a fringe position.

Larry Derfner |


Lost Tribes

This Israeli election is not about Bibi. It's about nothing.

Daniel Levy |


The Most Hated Woman in Israel

Haneen Zoabi has made her career speaking up for Israel's Arab minority. In Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel, that's becoming harder each day.

Larry Derfner |

Reality Check

The Three-State Solution

Are we witnessing a historic shift toward Palestinian unity? Don't bet on it.

Aaron David Miller |


The Palestinian Implosion

Salam Fayyad's bold effort to build Palestinian institutions could soon collapse -- unless Israel and the United States spring to action.

Ziad Asali |


A Cluster Bomb Killed My Father

It's time to outlaw these dangerous weapons once and for all.

Nadim Matta |


Unholy Alliances

Israel's election is bringing together some strange bedfellows.

Noah Efron |

Photo Essay

My Enemy, Myself

Who's your enemy? Why fight? Over the course of three years, Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa has traveled to both sides of the world's longest-simmering conflicts to ask these pointed questions. What he heard from combatants in the Gaza Strip, the disputed Kashmir region along the India-Pakistan border, and tribally divided South Sudan captures the futility of wars that never end -- and can't be won. Tragically, bitter rivals are often fighting for the very same reasons.

Karim Ben Khelifa |


The Settlement That Broke the Two-State Solution

Ma'aleh Adumim symbolizes why Middle East peace may no longer be possible.

Larry Derfner |

The List

A League of Our Own

The NRA is wrong -- gun culture in Israel and Switzerland isn't anything like it is in the United States.

Janet Rosenbaum |


Keeping the Light On

Celebrating Hannukah with the last Jews in Egypt.

Ben Gittleson |


After Abbas

The Palestinian president will either be toppled from his throne, or die on it. And that may be Hamas's chance to pounce.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Reality Check

The Extricator in Chief

Enough with the fantasies. Barack Obama's not going to reshape the world order in his second term.

Aaron David Miller |


Keeping the Flame Alive

This Hanukkah, Israel doesn't have to worry about running out of oil.

Frank Jacobs |


The Case Against Benjamin Netanyahu

Ehud Olmert may decide not to run against Benjamin Netanyahu this time around. But either way, he’s betting that crossing an American president will have political consequences in Israel.

Blake Hounshell |


How Israel Lost Europe

How Benjamin Netanyahu lost friends and Mahmoud Abbas influenced people.

Jonathan Schanzer |


Bibi Can't Lose

It's Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel. All of his rivals just live in it.

Natan B. Sachs |


State of Confusion

Why Mahmoud Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid is great for Israel -- and the United States.

Ephraim Sneh |


Launch Your Own Gaza War

Help us field-test 'A Reign of Missiles.'

Michael Peck |


Twice As Rice

Who said it: Condoleezza or Susan?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Reality Check

The Peace Process Tooth Fairy

How Morsy, Hamas, and Bibi stole the peace process.

Aaron David Miller |

Terms of Engagement

Life Inside the Iron Dome

Why President Obama shouldn't accept Israel's policy of defensiveness and despair.

James Traub |


Overdone Turkey

The hype about Ankara as a regional leader is way overblown.

Steven A. Cook |

By Other Means

On Pilgrims and Zionists

Why I’m thankful America didn’t turn out like Israel.

Rosa Brooks |

Slide Show

Bearing Witness

Exclusive photographs from inside besieged Gaza.

Mosa'ab Elshamy |


Israel 2012 vs. London 1944

What the buzz bomb can tell us about Iron Dome.

Michael Peck |


The More Things Change

Advances in Israeli weaponry haven't led to advances in Israeli strategy.

Jeffrey White |


The Re-Pivot

Forget Asia. It's time for Obama to put his focus back on the Middle East.

Martin Indyk |