One short letter looms large in the Israel-Palestine conflict's mythology. But it's just that: A myth, but also a bluff, a betrayal and a gift to propagandists on both sides
The U.S. president could be striving to stifle the Shi’ite Crescent that's forming in the region, but all he wants to do is erase Obama’s landmark foreign policy
Islamic State will continue to thrive, even without territory, as long as the anarchy and resentment that nourished it continues
Analysis Israel Strike in Syria: Putin Turning Blind Eye to Israeli Attacks, as Long as Assad Survives
In Syria, Putin is happy to keep Jerusalem and Tehran in balance. The only question is how long he can keep juggling all these balls
While the gains of the far-right Freedom Party are far from unprecedented and the seeming right-wing surge is misleading, OVP head Sebastian Kurz's rise shows one noteworthy anomaly
Netanyahu is ominously and obsessively warning that Israel may not survive to see its 100th anniversary, based in part on his reading of the Bible. It's a tragedy for all of us that his interpretation is wrong
Trump, who has called the Iran agreement 'a very very bad deal,' is facing a near-consensus among his diplomatic and military advisers against killing it. What will decertification do for the agreement and the region?
Israel's Kaspersky hack is just the latest in a series of Israeli intelligence operations to have leaked, almost certainly from the Trump administration. How out of the ordinary is such a hacking effort?
Analysis Avoiding All Controversy, This Year's Nobel Peace Prize Is an Ironic Footnote to the Obama Period
The choice of a low-profile and ineffectual recipient is only testament to the prize's increasing irrelevance
Last month, 3,055 people were killed in Syria – at least a third of them civilians, among them 207 children. The war's far from over and the world stopped caring