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Middle East

peace

It was a shock to the status quo on Tuesday when, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump abandoned decades of U.S....
Israel

It has become a rhetorical staple for many—in the progressive left, among the libertarian and isolationist right, and among anti-Israel obsessives—that Israel benefits disproportionately from...
demography

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will increasingly be in the news over the next two months as Turkey approaches its April 16 referendum on a...
iran

Throughout the Cold War, deterrence formed the backbone of U.S. security doctrine. Whether it was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization more broadly or, specifically, the...
BDS movement

Much has been written about the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the older and larger of the two major professional associations for scholars of Middle...
settlements

Two important things happened tonight: Donald Trump reversed Barack Obama's policy toward Israel's settlements, and the New York Times headline on the story about it...
yemen

The first military operation of the Trump presidency did not go as planned, but, in this case, no blame attaches to the president. It was...
Israel

One demand that President Donald Trump repeatedly raised before taking office is for U.S. allies to contribute more to the costs of their defense. Given...
Iran

Ukrainian authorities have reportedly seized a shipment of Russian missiles bound for Iran. According to al-Arabiya: Ukraine has announced that it has seized an airplane destined...
demography

When Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to a captive audience of State Department employees to defend the U.S. abstention on a UN Security Council...
Jerusalem

President Donald Trump has promised to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a move which many in the U.S. Congress say they would...
Iran

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential Iranian politician who over the course of his career held just about every major political post the Islamic Republic...