A talk with former U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk on Israel’s new allies, the Gaza blowup, and why Washington shrugged when the peace process collapsed.
Amid the turns for the worse in the Middle East, there are signs of hope.
With the whole region in a period of change, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has proven more elusive than in previous times of conflict.
As negotiations on a lasting cease-fire in Gaza grind on in Cairo, it’s not only the animosity between Israel and Hamas that is complicating the talks—it’s also Egypt’s role as mediator.
The world can be an awfully dangerous and unpredictable place.
One of the few positive outcomes of the current conflict in Gaza is that the Palestinian Authority may have a chance to play a greater role in Gaza.
Political changes in the Middle East have reduced the importance to the Obama administration, and perhaps to future American administrations, of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the creation of an independent Kurdish state. But why has Israel expressed support for Kurdish independence?
With intensifying international pressure to end hostilities, a brief lull in fighting currently prevails in Gaza. But a formal ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has proven elusive.
Israel and Hamas have found themselves sucked into a conflict that neither side really wanted and that outside powers seem reluctant or unable to stop.