Aaron David Miller


The United States has been a surprisingly ineffectual Middle East peacemaker. Clinton’s overenthusiasm and Bush’s lack of interest caused us to lose our credibility with both Israel and Palestine.


Across the Middle East, states are becoming decentralized and fragmented.

Can some form of democracy prosper in the Arab world? Can Islamists be democrats?

Three reasons why Obama, who hasn't been a great president, nonetheless will be the next one.

The Egyptian president's power grab may have set up the Muslim Brotherhood for failure.

How demonization of Israel and the West has slowed the progress of productive, functioning societies.

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April 17, 2014