Middle East

Revolt of the Maccabees

The Biblical account tells a cautionary tale for Mid-East policy today—to those reading between the lines.

Robert Doran

An Axis of Democracy?

History kept India and Israel apart. But times have changed. Will strategic necessity keep them together?

Rajan MenonSwati Pandey

From Awakening to War

Without quick mediation, the politicization of religion could lead to conflict.

Robert F. Ellsworth


The Israel lobby controversy shows how some substitute character assasination for serious debate.  American national interests suffer.

Dimitri K. Simes

The Osirak Fallacy

If a strike on Osirak failed to turn back the clock on Saddam's nuclear program, why would one work for Iran?

Richard K. Betts