Recessional Articles

Slouching Toward Jerusalem

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.

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 Global Oil Rush

Given rising demand and dwindling supplies, consuming nations should look south and east.

The Ambiguous Way Forward

Sharon got out of Gaza. Now what?

Finding the Lost Peace

Arafat's death opened a real window for peace--but it won't stay open for long.

Paradigm Lost

We have long underestimated China's potential. But overestimating it will be just as bad for U.S. policy formulation.

Israel and Arab Democracy

George W. Bush believes that democracy in the Arab world is the key to security. All in due time, says Ariel Sharon.

North Korea's Weapons Quest

With nuclear weapons, North Korea aims to finish what it started: the Korean War.

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April 25, 2014