On the Newsstand:peace

/ March 22, 2013 10:55 pm

Kenya Votes 2013: Peaceful, but Still Flawed

Reflections on the 2013 Kenyan presidential elections.

/ May 14, 2012 5:27 pm

Saving Israel with Secularism

Israel is growing more religious, threatening its very cultural foundations.

/ April 15, 2012 5:43 pm

The Sanctions Fallacy: Iran and Japan

The disadvantages of imposing sanctions too often go unexamined.

/ April 8, 2012 6:52 pm

Women in Jeopardy: Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Reconciliation between the Taliban and the Karzai government threatens to reverse much of the progress made by women in Afghanistan.

/ March 19, 2012 8:23 pm

Cemil Çiçek

A conversation with the incumbent President of Turkish Grand National Assembly.

and / February 28, 2012 3:21 pm

A Destructive “Solution”

The Harvard Students for Israel's official statement on the One-State Conference takes issue with the radical and unbalanced thesis of the event.

/ February 4, 2012 8:42 pm

King Abdullah II of Jordan: Modern Monarch and Would-Be Peacemaker?

In his memoir, Our Last Best Chance, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells a story that is at once personal and political. His powerful message on the centrality of the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to future peace and stability provides an intimate look at the contested and conflict-ridden history of the modern Middle East. After generations of gridlock, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may seem to have become an unstable and wholly inadequate status quo. There may be few, if any, more chances for peace.

/ January 27, 2012 1:34 am

The Decline and Death of Violence

Are we living in the most peaceable era of our species’ existence? "Better Angels of Our Nature" by Steven Pinker

/ December 28, 2011 4:41 pm

2011: Five Things I Learned This Year

I’ll speak as a humble world editor and share five things that I learned about the world in 2011, ranging from common fallacies about the Arab Spring to the shape of the human evolutionary family tree.

/ October 30, 2011 11:52 am

Graveyard of Empires

With a timetable set for withdrawal of U.S. troops by 2015, 'victory' isn't close to being a reality.

/ January 23, 2011 2:17 am

Netanyahu: The Dilemma.

Benjamin Netanyahu is the current and ninth prime minister of Israel. He assumed office in March 2009. Upon contemplation of what Netanyahu has accomplished during the first half of his term with regards to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, one can only answer: “nothing substantial.” As to the second half of his term, we will likely be facing two more years of ... Read More

/ January 13, 2011 12:27 am

Babbling Towards Beirut: Lebanon Undone

Upon coming to from a nitrous oxide-induced coma this Monday, my dental surgeon told me that I’d been babbling endlessly about Lebanon as my wisdom teeth met their end. Such is the life of a Middle East political columnist. Any other week, this anecdote would have been fruitless. I don’t pontificate about Lebanon all that often. But by an unfortunate ... Read More

/ November 18, 2010 7:35 pm

Ghajar and the Middle Eastern Minority

In the high-powered, well-researched world of Middle Eastern border politics, everyone knows about the Golan Heights, the Litani River, and the Sinai Peninsula. But nobody’s ever heard of Ghajar. A bucolic riverside village of 2,000 in the Galilee’s far north, Ghajar could fit inconspicuously anywhere on the Syrian, Lebanese, or Israeli landscape. Until regional tumult during 1967’s Six-Day War between ... Read More

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