Twenty-eight years after its inception, why is Hezbollah the Middle East’s most formidable extra-state actor?
09/30/2010 07:05 am
Recent policy changes in Syria offer hope. Damascus could be a wild card in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
09/20/2010 12:51 pm
US envoy George Mitchell arrived in Damascus today after Israeli-Palestinian peace talks culminated in Jerusalem. He may ask President Bashar Assad to lean on Hamas amid fresh Gaza air strikes.
09/16/2010 03:08 pm
Yes, there are huge obstacles. But the advantages of talking over fighting can't be discounted. Peace talks slow the killing, promote civil society, and may shift the dynamics in the region for a more stable future.
09/14/2010 11:20 am
Before Mideast peace talks Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned the two sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that they have nothing to gain by waiting to tackle thorny issues.
09/02/2010 04:51 pm
Readers write in about Syria and comedy during tough times.
08/30/2010 10:01 am
A long article in the latest Atlantic argues there's a strong chance Israel will unilaterally attack Iran next summer over its nuclear program. While there are strong arguments for an attack, here are three reasons why it won't happen.
08/13/2010 03:53 pm
An Atlantic article argues there's a high chance of an Israeli attack on Iran next summer. What might happen next if they did?
08/12/2010 06:23 pm
Facing pressure over the Hariri assassination, Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah organization are growing anxious.
08/11/2010 10:02 am
Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah of Lebanon presented intercepted Israeli reconnaissance footage in a news conference aimed at bolstering his case. While skeptics abound, some of the footage included previously unreleased details.
08/10/2010 12:07 pm