The Naïveté of Distance
The befuddled response to Russia's Crimea takeover shows that America needs a refresher on how the rest of the world actually thinks and works.
John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?
Is Israel Doomed?
Why even dangerous demographics and the receding horizon of peace won't dim the lights in Jerusalem.
Does America Still Have a Special Relationship with Israel and Saudi Arabia?
And, if so, is it even worth keeping?
Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
From Putin to pundits, here are the 10 winners and losers of the U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons.
Can Obama Afford Not to Bomb Syria?
The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.
Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity
The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.
The Limits of Action
Let's face it: Obama has limited interest, limited options, and limited reasons to get involved in Syria.
In Praise of the Middleman
Let's face it: When it comes to peace talks, face-to-face negotiations don't work.
Let's not be so quick to prejudge Caroline Kennedy's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Five Things to Watch for in the Peace Process
How to tell if John Kerry's efforts with the Israelis and the Palestinians are actually going anywhere.