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Middle East

How is any relationship possible if one side won’t even allow the other to be heard?

Kurds

The “laws” it teaches aren’t the actual laws of war, as codified in international treaties, but a made-up version.

israel

For many, it is assumed that Israel is a racist state that considers its Arab minority second-class citizens. I wonder, then, how they explain what...
Saudi Arabia

Around this time of the year in 2010, a Tunisian fruit vendor's self-immolation triggered a tsunami of uprisings that soon engulfed much of the Middle...
gaza

When the Palestinians’ two rival governments announced their latest reconciliation deal last month, it raised two obvious questions. The first was whether it would actually...
Assad

This week, the United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism became the fourth independent exploratory body to confirm that the Syrian regime was directly responsible for an...
isis

Now that the battle to drive the Islamic State (ISIS) from its Syrian capital of Raqqa has ended, reporters are beginning to explore the devastation...
Jerusalem

The Anti-Defamation League released a truly shocking poll of Israeli opinion last week. You wouldn’t guess that from reading the newspaper headlines, which were all...
Israel

Over last week’s Sukkot holiday, Israeli Arab couple Khalil and Reem Bakly launched their own personal coexistence venture by building a completely kosher sukkah (aided...
Iran deal

From all the behind-the-scenes reporting, it seemed as though the Trump White House was of two minds on the Iran nuclear accords. The president wanted...
turkey

America’s bilateral relationship with Turkey has suffered gravely in the months since Donald Trump became president. Dynamics that began years ago have intensified in recent...
Iran deal

Donald Trump has the ability to adopt smart positions and make them seem dangerous. Barack Obama, for his part, often did dangerous things and made them...