In today's Daily Brief: As the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its third week, fighting continued unabated despite mounting international pressure for the two sides to arrive at a cease-fire.
Foreign Affairs How Hamas Won
Around the Web: NYT How the West Chose War in Gaza
Around the Web: Steven A. Cook The Last Great Myth About Egypt
The similarities between the unrest in seventeenth-century Europe and that in the modern Middle East are many and sobering, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Around the Web: Paul R. Pillar Considering Iran, Russia, and Gaza
Foreign Affairs: Bassel F. Salloukh Sect Supreme
Interactive The Sunni-Shia Divide
The downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over eastern Ukraine requires an international inquiry as well as ongoing pressure to stop arming separatists in the region, says expert Steven Pifer.
CFR Blog: Janine Davidson Two Likely Scenarios
Around the Web: Economist The Evidence
CFR Meeting What to Do About Russia and Ukraine
More on Ukraine
Will the extension of Iran's nuclear talks lead to a deal? Expert Robert Litwak says it depends on whether the Iranian regime is prepared to bear the political costs of concessions on uranium enrichment.
Secretary of State John Kerry Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
Op-Ed: Ray Takeyh How to Break the Iran Nuclear Stalemate
Interactive Crisis Guide: Iran
U.S.-Germany relations have plunged to new lows, but the alliance is far greater than the recent controversy over espionage, says expert Karen Donfried.
Around the Web: NYT Spies Like Us
Around the Web: WashPost U.S. Rubbed a Raw Nerve
Around the Web: Lawfare The German-U.S. Intelligence Crisis
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