Netanyahu Seizes Upon Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting


by Mitchell Plitnick On May 24, an unidentified shooter opened fire at the Jewish museum in Brussels, killing four people.  Two of the victims were Israelis, and the other two remain unidentified, other than being described as a volunteer and… Continue Reading  

What’s Going On In Saudi Arabia?


by Thomas W. Lippman An Arabic-speaking friend who has been doing business in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf for decades and seems to know everyone there invited me to lunch the other day.  He wanted to know if I could… Continue Reading  

Will a Reassuring IAEA Picture Influence US-Iran Negotiations?


by Peter Jenkins The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), issued on May 23, suggests a determined and so far impressive effort by Iran to dispel suspicion of its nuclear intentions. Tehran is complying fully with its… Continue Reading  

Enter a Pragmatist: Indian Foreign Policy Under Modi

Narendra Modi

by Rajan Menon* The Congress Party took a beating in India’s recent parliamentary election and has been now sidelined by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party, or BJP). The spotlight is on Narendra Modi, the BJP’s leader… Continue Reading  

Toward A New Two-State Solution


by Mitchell Plitnick You have to admire the tenacity of J Street, the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying group. Or maybe it’s the desperation born of running out of options. In any case, if there is to be any hope for… Continue Reading