Reflections on the 2013 Kenyan presidential elections.
On the Newsstand:peace
Israel is growing more religious, threatening its very cultural foundations.
The disadvantages of imposing sanctions too often go unexamined.
Reconciliation between the Taliban and the Karzai government threatens to reverse much of the progress made by women in Afghanistan.
The Harvard Students for Israel's official statement on the One-State Conference takes issue with the radical and unbalanced thesis of the event.
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.
Are we living in the most peaceable era of our species’ existence? "Better Angels of Our Nature" by Steven Pinker
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.
With a timetable set for withdrawal of U.S. troops by 2015, 'victory' isn't close to being a reality.
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
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
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