Why Israel Opposes A Final Nuclear Deal with Iran and What to Do About It

by Robert E. Hunter November 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear program. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned. But… Continue Reading  

Negotiating Gaza: Lessons from 1977

by Thomas W. Lippman To understand why Israel and Hamas keep fighting, and why Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to forge a permanent peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, it helps to do some homework. Read Volume… Continue Reading  

U.S. Apache Delivery Highlights Mixed Messaging on Egypt

by Jasmin Ramsey* Last October, the Obama administration suspended the delivery of attack helicopters to Egypt’s interim government following the Jul. 2 military ouster of Egypt’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. “Delivery of these systems could resume pending Egypt’s progress… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Is Not Going Away

by Jasmin Ramsey Almost 1,000 Egyptians have died, according to the official count, since Aug. 14 when Egypt’s armed forces began clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood-led protests against the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. That number well exceeds the… Continue Reading  

Egypt — the Calm or the Storm?

by Henry Precht When General Amr Ibn al-As captured Egypt for Islam in 640, he sent this message to his commander: I give you Egypt, its fields are ever green, its Nile is ever flowing and its people are the… Continue Reading