Middle East

“Proportionality” and Israel’s Plight

The difference between immoral revenge and lawful retribution is in the principle of proportionality

House Republicans Risk America’s Security for Performative Politics

With Mike Johnson as the new Speaker, the Republicans will have to get serious about American foreign policy objectives

The New Twin Pillars: Preparing for a New Era of American Rebalancing in the Middle East

In the 1960s and 70s America relied on Saudi Arabia and Iran as its allies in the Middle East. Today, we just rely on Israel and Saudi

The Coming Cyrus Accords?

Iranian–Israeli peace will be the contemporary Middle East’s most monumental development, and it is in sight.

Chosen: A Lament for War

A Lament for War: Director Jasmin Dizdar on his Holocaust Film “The Chosen” and His Family History.

America Must Invest in the Continued Promise of the Abraham Accords 

The United States still has a critical leadership role to play in the Middle East—the Abraham Accords were only a starting point.

The Mixed Blessing of Brazilian President, Lula, in the Middle East

Brazil’s leftist president, Lula, spells better news for Israel.

Was the Arab Spring Worth It?

Tunisia’s democratic repeal of their constitution should raise questions about the purpose and goals of the US-backed Arab Spring

Turkey’s Time has Come

Appeasement is an incentivizing force behind Turkey’s pursuit of strategic autonomy and extortion.