Article Archive

The Bush Decision Point

The father faced down the Israel lobby and paid a price; the son accommodated it. What’s the lesson for Jeb?

November 19, 2014

Hillary’s Sheldon Adelson

A major Clinton donor cavorts with racist warmonger, urges mass bombing. Will she be asked about it?

November 12, 2014

Obama’s Legacy Will Be With Iran

Peace with Tehran could do for Obama what war with Germany did for FDR.

November 6, 2014

An Economist Visits the West Bank

Israel’s choking of the Palestinian economy is unlike anything else in the world.

October 29, 2014

Obama’s Big Ebola Wager

The main job of Ebola “tsar” Ron Klain should be to save the White House from its own political tone-deafness.

October 23, 2014

The Middle East Doesn’t Matter

Neither ISIS nor any of America’s fair-weather allies are worth the price of the U.S.’s deepening regional commitments.

October 15, 2014

Ebola Breaks a Border-Free World

The Washington consensus so prizes the free flow of people that it won’t even stop flights from West Africa.

October 8, 2014

ISIS Isn’t Hamas, or Iran

Netanyahu tries a terrorist bait and switch, like the one that worked against Saddam.

October 1, 2014

Obama Bombs Blind

Why Americans are still in the dark over the 9/11 Commission’s view of the Saudis.

September 24, 2014

Why Christians Are Criticizing Cruz—and Israel

Justice for Palestine divides Republicans but unites Pope Francis, Mideast bishops, and mainline Protestants.

September 17, 2014

Obama’s Amnesty-Inequality Trap

The politics of mass immigration sacrifice the security of the working class for the comfort of the elite.

September 10, 2014

Washington Puzzled as Putin Doesn’t Back Down

On hawkish autopilot, America’s leaders ignore the obvious off-ramp to the escalating Ukraine crisis.

September 4, 2014

ISIS, the Neocons, and Obama’s Choices

Confronting the new Islamic State requires reevaluating old alliances and enemies.

August 27, 2014

What Gaza Has Revealed

Israel’s latest war brought its increasingly fascist politics before a global audience.

August 6, 2014

The Right’s Israel Turn

Conservatives didn’t always have a party line on the Jewish State.

July 22, 2014

After Kerry’s Failure

Why the Israeli-Palestinian peace process collapsed—and what comes next

May 7, 2014

NATO’s Wrong Turn

Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is a response to misguided Western expansionism.

March 28, 2014

A Coup in Crimea—or in Russia?

The West rejects a peninsula’s secession but makes no secret of its regime-change ambitions for Moscow.

March 19, 2014

Peace for Palestine (and Us)

Why the U.S. can’t disengage from Mideast diplomacy

October 31, 2013