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The Deepening Chaos in Sinai

A security vacuum in the Egyptian peninsula has created a dangerous haven for terrorists and all sorts of illicit actors.

Fatah Resurrected

Abbas sits atop a newly invigorated Palestinian Authority; the West Bank is completely secure. They want peace but will adopt a one-state solution if Netanyahu turns his back on Palestinian progress. Israel must act now.

Ahead of the Curve: Arafat's Poisoned Legacy

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s recent meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert failed to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It should be unsurprising.

Ahead of the Curve: Roadmap Revival?

The way forward is to concentrate on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which, because the many problems of the region are so interlinked, can create, in turn, momentum for dealing with the other regional disputes that feed it.

Grasping the Nettle

As strange as it may seem, now is the best time to push for peace in the Middle East.

The Middle East Waiting Game

Many in the Islamic world experience their own internal class of civilizations.

Commentary

Hamas Having Horrible Year

The once-powerful movement is losing friends left and right.

Implications of Israel's Fraying Image

Israel's weakening international position is a danger to its own existence.

Palestine and the Peloponnesus

The chronic violence in Gaza has a parallel in the ancient struggle between Sparta and Athens.

Blogs

The Palestinians' Ploy

The Palestinians have hit a sore spot by seeking an affirmation of their state on land the Israelis conquered in 1967.

Back to the Well

Sure, the thriving and robust Palestinian economy is nice. But the Palestinians have turned their backs on prosperity before, and Hamas would relish the role of spoiler.

The China Strategy in the West Bank

Israel seems to borrowing from Deng Xiaoping's playbook in the West Bank. It won't work for long.

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April 17, 2014