Letters to the Editor for the August 19, 2013 weekly print issue: The effects of climate change in Alaska are significant. Instead of striving to develop the Arctic, the United States should focus on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, among other things. Strengthening reasonable voices on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a good idea – but only if those voices respect universal human rights. A fully secular two-state solution is the best way forward.
A return to long-term military management of politics has a certain charm for Egypt's generals. Here's why.
A recent poll finds that 77 percent of Israeli Jews oppose even the principle of the Palestinian right of return, and more than half are against dismantling settlements.
The Israeli government's latest settlement expansion, just days before another round of peace talks, is nothing to worry about, according to Secretary Kerry.
It's unlikely that the little-known jihadi group could launch a rocket attack on a heavily fortified Israeli town, but that won't stop them from claiming it.
The Monitor looks at which Palestinian prisoners are being released and why, and how that is playing with both publics.