Contrary to many analysts of the Middle East, Aaron David Miller, who has served as a Middle East negotiator for presidents of both parties, sees reason for optimism in the current process.
Two Mideast experts weigh the merits of isolating or engaging the terrorist group.
Mohamad Bazzi looks at the complexities surrounding Hamas, noting that “the longer Hamas remains isolated, the more it will depend on funding and support from Iran and Syria.”
Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, says the next U.S. president must make Israeli-Palestinian negotiations a priority.
An in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is an Iranian-inspired Islamic militant group that aims to derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and eliminate Israel from the region.
Listen to experts discuss the state of Arab-Israeli peace efforts since the Annapolis conference.
Watch experts discuss the state of Arab-Israeli peace efforts since the Annapolis conference.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is a secular network of Palestinian militias aligned with Fatah that engages in sporadic violence against Israel.
Steven A. Cook, a Middle East expert, says he sees no chance the United States would break away from Israel and deal directly with Hamas in the Israeli-Palestinian peace dialogue, even if it might help move negotiations forward.
Henry Siegman, an expert on Middle East negotiations, says no peace will be possible between Israel and the Palestinians unless Hamas is brought into the talks.
Khalil Shikaki, a leading Palestinian political scientist in the West Bank, says the fall of the Gaza-Egypt barrier has boosted the popularity of Hamas.
President Bush’s Mideast trip focused as much on Iran as his plan for peace between Palestinians and Israelis. But he added insight on their shared future.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More