How Wars End
The shifting nature of war has made peacemaking more difficult. A new kind of back-channel diplomacy can help.
Can Imran Khan Change the Course of Saudi-Pakistani Relations?
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s relationship is walking a fine line.
How Netanyahu Learned to Love Israeli Arab Parties
The prime minister who once presented Arab citizens and political leaders as a threat has legitimized them as potential coalition partners.
Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism
Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.
Israel’s Apartheid Doesn’t Make a Difference
A new report about the Israel-Palestine conflict is morally damning—and politically irrelevant.
Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens
Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.
The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun
If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don't be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands.
Iraq Wants Aid, but Saudi Arabia and the UAE See Investment Opportunity
To help weather the coming energy transition, Gulf countries are plowing money in renewable development abroad.
Vaccines Will Shape the New Geopolitical Order
The gulf between haves and have-nots is only growing.
Why Mohammed bin Salman Suddenly Wants to Talk to Iran
Secret meetings have been going on at least since January, catalyzed by the specter of U.S. withdrawal from the region.
Only Washington Can Save the Renaissance Dam Negotiations Now
Since Ethiopia has hampered negotiations, Egypt needs the United States to preserve its access to the Nile.
Is History Coming for Sisi’s Regime?
The clearest perspective on Egypt’s current military ruler is offered by a dissident who has seen previous ones rise—and fall.
Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Tehran
Rejoining the Iran deal could undo years of progress in the Middle East.
How Climate Change Drives Conflict in Mali
Military solutions won’t end terrorism in the Sahel. Addressing the environmental factors destroying livelihoods and fueling extremist groups’ recruitment could.
Iran’s Hard-Liners Are Using a TV Thriller to Undermine Their Rivals
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-linked spy drama “Gando” is designed to discredit moderate politicians before the June election.
Israel’s Attacks on Iran Are Not Working
The recent sabotage of the Iranian nuclear program has been spectacular—and strategically incoherent.