Israel/Palestine

Argument

The Syrian Spillover

Is anyone prepared for the unintended consequences of the war for Syria?

Daniel L. Byman |

Argument

Brother Knows Best

How Egypt's new president is outsmarting the generals.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Uncultured

Mitt Romney don't know much about economic history.

Daron Acemoglu |

Dispatch

Panetta Counts the Ways

Iron Dome, the Joint Strike Fighter, and other signs of America's love for Israel.

Kevin Baron |

Argument

The Angry Lightweight

What's worse than not having a coherent foreign policy? Mouthing off about it.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

Before Deadly Bulgaria Bombing, Tracks of a Resurgent Iran-Hezbollah Threat

Bent on avenging attacks on its nuclear program, Iran and Hezbollah have allegedly spun at least 10 terror plots in the past year, most of them failures. With this month's deadly bombing in the beach resort of Burgas, Western counterterror officials say, the Shiite alliance has crossed a dangerous line.

Sebastian Rotella |

Dispatch

People of the Book

What's behind the strange love affair between Mormons and Israel?

Oren Kessler |

Interview

Spooked

Israel's former military intelligence chief sounds off on Syria and other regional dangers facing the Jewish state.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy |

Dispatch

Mitt's Pilgrimage

Can Romney swing American Jewish voters to the GOP ticket with his trip to Israel?

Oren Kessler |

Argument

Hamas Rising

As the Palestinian Authority struggles to make payroll, the militant group is making friends and influencing leaders around the Arab world.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Reality Check

Warning: Turbulence Ahead

Mitt Romney has a point: Barack Obama is no Israel-lover. And if the president wins a second term, expect a major clash with Benjamin Netanyahu.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

If Iran Did It

Only in the warped logic of the Islamic Republic would the Bulgaria attack make sense.

Afshon Ostovar |

Argument

Bibi in a Corner

Benjamin Netanyahu's once-formidable coalition is crumbling. Here's how his political opponents can win back power.

Yossi Beilin |

Reality Check

How Not to Host a Summit

The 2000 peace talks at Camp David offer three key lessons on how not to solve the world's most intractable conflict.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Arafatuous

Al Jazeera's new investigation into the not-so-mysterious death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat is little more than baseless speculation.

Hussein Ibish |

Argument

Reach Out to Morsy

Egypt's new president may be no moderate, but he deserves a chance to prove he's no enemy.

Yossi Beilin |

Argument

Bibi's Shell Game in the West Bank

Israel's top court may be tough on settlements, but only a change in policies will solve a worsening crisis.

Jessica Montell |

Argument

If at First You Don't Succeed…

The Palestinians are having another go at the United Nations. Will this time be as disastrous as the last?

Jonathan Schanzer |

The List

The World's Most Meddlesome Supreme Courts

The United States isn't the only country where judges aren't exactly above the political fray.

Katie Cella |

Argument

Processing Delay

The Arab-Israeli peace process has never been more irrelevant to developments in the Middle East.

Elliott Abrams |

The List

Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Alessandra N Ram |

Argument

Red, Red Lines

Israel's threats to Iran are making matters worse. If anyone is going to attack, it better be the U.S.

Colin H. Kahl, Matthew Irvine, and Melissa G. Dalton |

Argument

The Brothers Abbas

Are the sons of the Palestinian president growing rich off their father's system?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

The Real Reason to Intervene in Syria

Cutting Iran's link to the Mediterranean Sea is a strategic prize worth the risk.

James P. Rubin |

Slide Show

Too Hot for Tehran

The ayatollahs are going after a new generation of satirists. But that hasn't stopped Iran's best cartoonists-in-exile from exposing the country's deepest taboos.  

Slide Show |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

An  ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.

Slide Show |

Reality Check

The Curious Case of Benjamin Netanyahu

Will Israel’s prime minister turn out to be a great man, or just a great maneuverer?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Flame Thrower

Stuxnet was a monster computer virus. Flame is 20 times larger -- and it's been out there, listening, for years.

Tim Maurer |

Dispatch

Sleepless in Jerusalem

Egypt's presidential elections are keeping Israeli officials awake at night. Will their most important Arab friend soon be an enemy?

Oren Kessler |