U.S. Opinion on Israel Doesn’t Match the Politics

by Mitchell Plitnick The new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on U.S. public opinion toward the Israel-Palestine conflict rings a familiar tone. It tells us that Americans support a two-state solution, see Israel as an important U.S.… Continue Reading  

Not So Fast, Bibi: Why New Sanctions Won’t Bring Down The Islamic Republic

by Shemuel Meir President Trump’s recent declaration on the renewal of the oil and finance sanctions on Iran were greeted with great enthusiasm by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu thanked President Trump for the severe sanctions, which would impose… Continue Reading  

Israeli Army Puts Humanitarian Workers at Risk in Gaza

by Yael Marom Israeli troops impersonated humanitarian workers in order to carry out an intelligence operation deep inside the Gaza Strip, according to details of the botched operation leaked by Hamas and reported by the Israeli media. If true, the… Continue Reading  

Our Man in Riyadh

by Andrew Bacevich What does President Trump’s recent nomination of retired Army General John Abizaid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia signify? Next to nothing — and arguably quite a lot. Abizaid’s proposed appointment is both a… Continue Reading  

It’s a Borderful World

by John Feffer Nation-states: what a quaint notion. As a means of organizing territory, they seem to be a brief transition period between large empires and an even larger, borderless world. Sure, nation-states might live on in the form of… Continue Reading