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 |


Strategic Overreach

Emboldened by the Arab Spring's Sunni wave, Hamas has overplayed its hand in Gaza. But can its newly empowered neighbors tamp the fire?

Jonathan Spyer |

Slide Show

Gaza Burning

Scenes from the latest flare-up in the forever war.

Sulome Anderson |


Rockets' Red Glare

No, Iron Dome does not prove that "Star Wars" was right.

Yousaf Butt |


Still Think Middle East Peace Doesn't Matter?

Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.

Steven A. Cook |


Winning the Stalemate

In Gaza, both sides are benefitting from the violence.

Daniel Byman |

Reality Check

How Hamas Won the War

It doesn’t really matter if Israel wins the battle.

Aaron David Miller |

David Rothkopf

Reasons to Be Thankful

Bubba, the fiscal swamp, after Gaza... the list goes on and on. 

David Rothkopf |


Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

Why Hamas should watch its language.

David Keyes |


A Pillar of Problems

Eight questions about the Israel-Gaza conflict we still don't have a good handle on.

Jonathan Schanzer |


Emergency Routine

Israelis are once again going to war, even as they admit no sweeping victories are on the horizon.

Neri Zilber |


The Peace Process Isn't Dead

The brewing war in Gaza shows why the United States must make a renewed effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Daniel Kurtzer |


Is J Street Winning?

This election showed that the Democratic Party's views toward Israel are changing in some disturbing ways.

Steven J. Rosen |


Relationship Advice

Don't believe the loose talk of Barack Obama exacting vengeance on Benjamin Netanyahu -- the two leaders need each other too much to let old grudges get in the way.

David Makovsky |


Rights and Responsibility

The candidates may disagree on some human rights issues, but the next president will face challenges that transcend partisan lines.

Kenneth Roth |


Bibi's Mistake

Netanyahu hopes his new superparty will give him the stable majority he's always wanted. But joining forces with the far right could turn out to be a political disaster.

Michael Koplow |


Why Is Qatar Mucking Around in Gaza?

Doha's meddling in Palestinian affairs is much more about Iran than it is about Israel.

David B. Roberts |

Reality Check

The Spymaster

Eleven questions for Israel's legendary Efraim Halevy.

Aaron David Miller |

Reality Check

Want Closure? Go Talk to Dr. Phil.

You won't find it on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Aaron David Miller |