Two Years after Gaza War, Not a Single War Crime Indictment

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by Muna Haddad Two years after the Israeli military offensive on Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge,” more than half of the civilian structures destroyed during the war have yet to be reconstructed, and Palestinian residents of the coastal strip are… Continue Reading  

Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights

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by Stephen Zunes Israel’s seven weeks of attacks this summer on heavily populated civilian neighborhoods in Gaza has led to unprecedented concern among Americans who, while still broadly supportive of Israel, found the attacks to be disproportionate and unnecessary. Close to 1,500… Continue Reading  

Bookends of America’s Broken Regional Policy

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by James A. Russell It’s hard not to cringe watching the United States careen around the Middle East these days, dispensing bombs, money and political fealty in various doses depending on the crisis of the day to a series of… Continue Reading  

Gaza Peace Talks: Hamas’ Dilemma

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by Mitchell Plitnick Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continues on the diplomatic front with the opening of two sets of talks this week in Cairo. One set will have Egypt brokering discussions with Fatah and Hamas on the future of… Continue Reading  

The Middle East’s Unfinished Wars

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James A. Russell The predictions of doom in the Middle East that are dominating thinking in the foreign policy commentariat of Washington and other capitals over the spread of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could use a… Continue Reading