Looming Aid Cuts Will Harm Afghan Women’s Health
With violence on the rise and the U.S. military drawing down, international donors are pulling back some assistance to Afghanistan. Women in refugee camps stand to suffer.
Palestinians Place Their Bets on Biden Undoing Trump’s Snubs
The shifting ground in the Middle East is creating new options for breaking the stalemate.
The Kafkaesque World of Sudanese Refugees in Israel
Aid organizations fear that Israel is about to deport thousands of asylum-seekers to Sudan now that the two countries have made peace.
Ethiopia’s Government and the TPLF Leadership Are Not Morally Equivalent
The leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front are seeking to manipulate the international community into backing a power-sharing deal that grants it impunity for past crimes and gives it far more future influence over the country than it deserves.
Secret Flight Shows Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Salman Joining to Face Biden
One thing is clear: The two leaders are bracing for an ill wind emanating from the new White House.
U.N. Peacemaking in the Age of Plague
United Nations diplomats and civil servants fear peace efforts in Geneva may aid the spread of the coronavirus.
Forget U.N. Peacekeepers: Send in the Gendarmes
In gray-zone conflicts, police don’t have the skills to bring peace and full-scale military interventions can lead to escalation. A force that can bring stability is needed.
UAE, Bahrain Brace for a Chillier Biden Approach
Biden will shift focus in the Middle East, but Israeli-Arab normalization will continue.
Peacekeeping Missions and a Marshall Plan Won’t Save Mali
The country needs stronger institutions to bolster public confidence in the democratic system. The international community can help.
Welcome to a Brand-New Middle East
Israel’s pacts with the UAE and Bahrain go far beyond the tenuous “cold peace” with Egypt and Jordan. They could even help end the conflict with the Palestinians.
How 9/11 and the Coronavirus Pushed the UAE and Israel Together
The backstory of the UAE’s deal with Israel is a 20-year tale of business, technological, and personal ties.
Afghan Women Should Be the Centerpiece of the Peace Process
Afghanistan's future needs to include more than just those who hold guns. Here’s how to make that happen.
John Hume Left Behind a Peaceful—but Divided—Ireland
The Nobel Peace Laureate helped bring nearly three decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland to an end. But reconciliation between the country’s communities remains unrealized.
Biden Bucks Progressives, Won’t Denounce Israeli Occupation
The Sanders wing has scored a lot of victories in the Democratic platform—but didn’t get all it wanted on Israel.