Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.
The South Carolina Senator’s recent denunciation of the word “the” shows why policy formation can be so hard in today’s Republican Party.
Julie France reflects on the similarities between the racial tensions in the United States and Israel.
Several important political developments are happening around the world.
Perpetuating the status quo in the Middle East serves no one’s interests, except the groups that thrive on instability. The cost of not directly dealing with this situation is surpassing the cost of directly doing so.
The US is just one actor in an important global non-proliferation regime that works towards preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
An Israeli progressive reflects on the future challenges facing her cause.
Matthew Rozsa explores the divided politics of the American Jewish community.
Jeremy Brunger takes us to a Middle Eastern market and beyond in this lush poem of male desire.
The Syrian crisis calls for broad multilateral negotiations involving the entire Middle East and not just focussed on one troubled country.
Washington and Tehran’s interests have overlapped ever since 9/11. Why are they still struggling to patch things up?
Barack Obama is reluctant to jump in with both feet with a major military intervention in Iraq and Syria. — By Adam Quinn, University of Birmingham US president Barack Obama has yet to work out exactly what America’s strategy is in confronting Islamic State (IS), and has been foolish enough to say so in public. […]
World involvement in Iraq is critical to saving lives and preventing a destabilized region from erupting into full chaos with disastrous worldwide implications
This Tree Hugging Hippie Pacifist Needs To Go Heart To Heart With Those Who Glorify War
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the final remaining captured American soldier, has been released (after five years in captivity) in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees.