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Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan is Crashing Against Political Reality

Both Israelis and Palestinians are chafing under the Trump administration's plans to revive the long-moribund peace process.

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The Palace Intrigue at the Heart of the Qatar Crisis

The Saudis don’t believe the young emir of Qatar is really running the country — and they’re looking for regime change.

Argument

The Squeeze Is On Against Hamas

The Islamist movement's Arab neighbors, together with Israel, are cutting off its few remaining lifelines — and hoping not to spark a war.

The Cable

DHS Strips Funding From Group That Counters Neo-Nazi Violence

Trump’s approach to fighting extremism puts law enforcement front and center. Critics say that’s dangerous.

The Cable

To Fight Terror, Will Aussies Give Up Their Guns?

After recent attacks, the first national gun amnesty since 1996 encourages people to turn in unregistered weapons.

The Cable

‘The U.S. Constitution Does Not Have to Be a Suicide Pact’

Once-fringe views about Islam and radicalization are becoming more mainstream.

Argument

Can Britain Still Keep Calm and Carry On?

With a government in crisis facing an increasingly dangerous terrorist threat, new options are on the table that could erode society’s resistance to further attacks.

The Cable

Trump Administration Tries to Salvage Gulf Relations, Contra Trump

The Pentagon, State Department, and White House all struggled to get their story straight on the Qatar crisis.

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