America Is Committing War Crimes and Doesn’t Even Know Why
The United States has spent far more time obscuring its role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen than in explaining any rationale for it.
Trump Is the First President to Get Turkey Right
Good riddance to the so-called strategic relationship between Washington and Ankara.
Trump Administration Seeks to Withhold Millions in Aid to Palestinians
Kushner hopes cuts will pressure Palestinians to accept a U.S. peace plan.
An Alliance Annulled
Netanyahu has antagonized Israel’s most loyal Arab allies and opened a new front in the country’s culture wars.
Meet the Middle East’s Peace of Westphalia Re-enactors
Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?
Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
For Trump and Co., Few Palestinians Count as Refugees
Trump’s attorney is among the activists trying to strip Palestinians of their status.
Mohammed bin Salman Is Weak, Weak, Weak
Saudi Arabia has started a crisis with Canada because it doesn't want to admit its own failings.
U.S. Turns up Heat on Iran’s Economy, Adding Fuel to Massive Protests
Experts question whether the resumption of sanctions will help topple the regime or strengthen it.
Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians
In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a “sincere effort to disrupt” the U.N.’s relief agency for Palestinians.
U.S. Hits Turkey With Sanctions Over Jailed Pastor
The measure will further sour ties between two NATO allies.
‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’
On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.
The Summer of Israel’s Contentment
Politicians are exploiting a period of relative calm to gamble with the country’s future.
Iran’s Yemeni Proxies Put Oil Shipments in Crosshairs
A Houthi attack on two Saudi oil tankers near Yemen could be an Iranian bid to hammer a key energy choke point.
Moscow Holds the Key to Peace Between Jerusalem and Damascus
Russia is more important than the United States in averting war between Israel and Syria.
The Syrian War Is Over, and America Lost
Bashar al-Assad won. It’s worth thinking about why the United States didn’t.
Proposed Law Would Allow U.S. to Sue OPEC for Manipulating Oil Market
Trump appears to favor the idea, but oil producers are already pumping flat out.
Israel’s Knesset Is Debating Democracy Itself
A new law before the Israeli parliament would demote Arabic as an official language — and undermine equality.
The Occupation as Entertainment
The second season of the acclaimed TV thriller “Fauda” obscures the dark realities of Israeli rule in the West Bank.
Pride and Prejudice in Tehran
To understand Iran’s foreign policy, you need to learn a little Farsi.