Biden Can’t Claim ‘Moral Leadership’ While Sanctioning the ICC
Washington’s aversion to the court’s recent decision on Palestine is emblematic of a fundamental disconnect in U.S. foreign policy.
Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council?
The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.
Biden Should End U.S. Hypocrisy on Israeli Nukes
For decades, U.S. presidents have pledged not to talk about Israel’s nuclear arsenal despite pushing for nonproliferation in the region. It’s time for Washington to end the double standard.
What if Countries That Excel at Vaccinations Still Don’t Achieve Herd Immunity?
Israel emerges as a test case.
Dead Men Don’t Testify
Even in death, billionaire Sheldon Adelson remains good for Israel's Netanyahu.
There’s Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
A new bipartisan act in Congress could make up for time lost under Trump—and more.
The New Palestinian Elections Are All Talk and No Action
Under Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians have lost trust in the democratic process. Regaining it requires institutional overhaul.
Qatar Is Using the Palestinians to Assert Its Regional Influence
It probably won’t work out well for either party.
Don’t Pursue Saudi-Israeli Peace at Jordan’s Expense
The Hashemite Kingdom views custodianship of Jerusalem’s holy sites as a core national interest. Rumors that Riyadh is seeking to displace Amman would humiliate and weaken the Jordanian monarchy and endanger regional security.
Biden Has a Model for Dealing With Regional Fears of Iranian Missiles and Proxies
The Arms Control and Regional Security working group convened after the 1991 Madrid peace conference failed, but it offers important lessons for today.
Among the Unanticipated Outcomes of the U.S. Election: A Palestinian One
Abbas agrees to face voters more than a decade after his term expired.
Israel’s Arabs May Help Netanyahu Avoid Trump’s Miserable Fate
Netanyahu is courting Arab voters in a bid to win the election, curry favor with Biden, save the Abraham Accords, and stay out of prison.
For Modi, Courting the Arab World Begins With India’s Muslims
India’s tricky regional balance of power isn’t made any easier by sectarian tensions.
Israel and the Emirates Are the Middle East’s New Best Friends
The Abraham Accords didn’t just seal a wary detente. It cemented Israel’s first regional partnership.
Red Card for Emirati Royal’s Soccer Diplomacy?
A peculiar deal that symbolized the entente between Israel and the UAE could get nixed.
The Best of 2020 to Read, Watch, or Listen To
With much of the world in lockdown again, here are some of this year’s highlights to help you pass the time.
The End of the Road for Bibi?
Another Israeli election and a rebellion in the ruling Likud party spell trouble for Netanyahu.
If Biden Wants Israeli-Palestinian Peace, He Must Break With the Past
The new administration should not simply undo Trump’s toxic legacy and return to the dead-end Oslo peace process. It must pressure Israel to accept the Arab Peace Initiative.