Topic: Martin Indyk
The widespread turmoil in the Middle East and the desire of leaders on both sides to leave their mark on history could tip the scales in favor of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian agreement.
President Obama's re-election ensures continuity in US foreign policy, he now faces the governments of Iran, Syria, and possibly China.
Osama bin Laden's death stirred little open anger in the Arab world – a sign to some experts that, in the 'battle of competing narratives,' US pro-democracy rhetoric is trumping Al Qaeda terror.
05/02/2011 09:51 pm
Conditions may be ripe for progress in the Israeli-Palestinian talks, some Middle East experts say. For one thing, Obama is starting the process much earlier in his tenure than some presidents.
09/01/2010 07:19 pm
Some agreement on new construction in Jerusalem is key to resuming peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
04/23/2010 02:43 pm
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Barack Obama appears to be an effort to spur on, rather than reward, peacemaking.
10/09/2009 01:00 am
On Thursday he named George Mitchell as a special envoy, and he has already signaled that the US will reengage the region.
01/22/2009 12:00 am
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, progress is slow but violence is down. A three-part series on the war's effects starts today with a look at what the endgame might look like.
03/18/2008 01:00 am