Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza, is being ignored in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Some think that's a big mistake.
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.
Tony Blair’s engaging memoir lauds George W. Bush and defends the difficult decisions that politicians must make.
Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi (c.) greets US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 19, 2012, as President Barack Obama watches. Obama is the first sitting US president to visit the Asian nation.
The Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree to meet again in less than two weeks and to work on a ‘framework agreement for permanent status.’
In his new memoir, former British prime minister Tony Blair shares misgiving about the Iraq war – and catalogs his extensive struggles with then-finance minister Gordon Brown.
Tony Blair, as British prime minister, made the decision to send British troops into Iraq in 2003, alongside the US. Tony Blair also said his successor, Gordon Brown, has 'zero' emotional intelligence.
An investigation in Northern Ireland into a 1972 bombing that killed nine people concluded that British officials and the Catholic church helped cover up the suspected role of a Catholic priest in the attack.
At a press conference, the US envoy to the Middle East turned back doubts about the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. By harking back to his own experience and by pointing to the big picture, Mitchell brought hope to a process with a history of failure.
The short answer may be that an Israeli freeze on settlement construction is set to expire soon. But other Israeli-Palestinian factors may be at work, too.