Author Archives: Geoffrey Aronson

Is Washington Playing Iran’s Useful Idiot in Syria?

Apart from the lingering campaign against ISIS, the U.S. effort there is imploding while Tehran holds the cards.

The Diplomatic Knives Are Out After Trump’s Embassy Move

Trump’s man is now installed in Jerusalem—and we all all know which side he’s on.

Obama’s Failure Set Stage for Trump’s Unilateral Israel Policy

Not since the Balfour Declaration in 1917 has there been such a decisive thumb on the scale for the Zionist cause.

Washington Couldn’t Beat Assad, So It Will Punish His People

A coalition of spoilsports is withholding aid until the regime goes. It’s ordinary Syrians who will suffer.

Violence in Gaza Today Captures the Attention of…No One

More than 1,400 have been wounded in clashes between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military. The media has barely noticed.

CENTCOM Commander Admits Failure in Syria Strategy

But Washington will continue to blunder into confrontations in the Middle East without a comprehensive strategy.

In the Turk-Syrian-Kurd Dance, the U.S. Has Two Left Feet

A new play for nationalism may be leaving America without a partner.

Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Talk Was No Gaffe

With the White House firmly on his side, Bibi’s biggest challenge is to restrain his appetite.

Trump’s Middle East ‘Deal of the Century’ Coming Into Focus

The rub: After the confetti falls, Palestinians won’t be able to exercise true sovereignty, anywhere.

How Trump Gave a Green Light to Israel’s ‘One State Solution’

Netanyahu’s hardline government is using the U.S. embassy move to expand and strengthen settlements, ending any prospect for peace.

Did Saudi Arabia Just Try To Give the West Bank to Israel?

The crown prince could be working to engineer a two-state solution that favors Israel.

Washington Relegated to Bystander Status in Syria Talks

Yet it is still attempting to manipulate, and will lose at that, too.

Saudi Heir to the Throne is Crushing His Competition

Arrest of royals signals new ruthless, activist leadership. Trump weighs in.

Our ‘Enemies’ Are Winning Syria’s Future

Assad is set to prevail with Russia, Iran and China benefitting, too.

Israel, White House Abandon Pretense of Peace Process

Resolving conflict now an ‘artifact of history’ and Trump couldn’t care less.

China’s Stunning Debut on the International Scene

The new “Great Game” is in the Red Sea.