A Palestinian Perspective on the Legacy of Shimon Peres

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by Nadia Naser-Najjab Even those with only a passing familiarity with Israel or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will undoubtedly have some awareness of Shimon Peres. Peres was an elder of Israeli politics, whose own history has been inextricably interwoven with that of… Continue Reading  

No End to Syria’s Agony in Sight?

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by Peter Jenkins, Sergey Batsanov, and James Watt   Where Syria is concerned, the fog of diplomacy has tended to be almost as thick as the fog of war. But earlier this month, through that fog, a cessation of hostilities… Continue Reading  

America’s Outdated Special Relationship with Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz  of Saudi Arabia bids farewell to President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 27, 2015.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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by Ryan Suto The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). This series will focus instead on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing… Continue Reading  

Trump Courts Adelson, Flip-Flops on Israel-Palestine

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by Eli Clifton Donald Trump has been accused of misogyny, racism, and Islamophobia as well as shifting his positions on key issues such as the Iraq War and abortion. But despite his slide to the right, he has stuck doggedly… Continue Reading  

The 9/11 Lawsuit Argument: Echoes of the Past

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by Thomas W. Lippman Now that Congress had made it possible for families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the United States may find out if all the dire consequences predicted whenever this issue has been raised in the… Continue Reading