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January 24, 2006

Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian Authority’s Government

Palestinian voters will elect a new Legislative Council on January 25. cfr.org offers a brief primer on the workings of the Palestinian Authority government.

August 2, 2006

Lebanon
Defining Victory: The Differing Goals of Israel and Hezbollah

As the fighting between Israel and Lebanon escalates into its third week, each side has its own definition of victory and its own plan for emerging from the crisis. Some experts say Hezbollah already…

May 18, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Logic of a Nuclear-Free Mideast

A nuclear-free zone in the Middle East would go a long way toward "nuclear symmetry," with uniform obligations and verification controls, says Egyptian arms control expert Nabil Fahmy.

March 10, 2011

United States
America Shouldn’t Hijack Egypt’s Revolution

Hillary Clinton met with Hosni Mubarak in Washington in August 2009 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) Hi folks, Below is my take on how America should respond to Egypt’s revolution. It appeared on …

America Shouldn’t Hijack Egypt’s Revolution

May 6, 2011

Israel
The End of the "Peace Process"

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) talks with President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during their meeting in Cairo May 4, 2011. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) The agreement between Fatah and Hamas marks the end of a l…

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) talks with President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during their meeting in Cairo May 4, 2011.

August 23, 2011

Israel
Palestinians at the UN: the Copper Lining

The Palestinian Authority/PLO continues its march toward a UN General Assembly vote on Palestinian statehood. At the least, the Palestinians’ status may be elevated from that of a “non-state entity” …

September 27, 2011

Iran
A Conversation with Ali Akbar Salehi

LAWRENCE WRIGHT: Good evening, everybody. I want to welcome you to the council. And tonight we have a really exciting occasion with the foreign minister of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi.I want to do my due…

November 2, 2011

Israel
What if You Had a State and Nobody Came?

The world is now watching UNESCO and other UN agencies take up the call for recognition of Palestinian statehood. But an interesting poll suggests that the enthusiasm of the Palestinian political cla…

November 22, 2011

Egypt
Habla Espanol, Mushir Tantawi?

Head of Egypt's ruling military council Field Marshal Tantawi (Amr Nabil/Courtesy Reuters). In a piece today at ForeignPolicy.com, I argued that the root of Egypt’s present troubles is a worldvi…

Head of Egypt’s ruling military council Field Marshal Tantawi.

December 9, 2011

Middle East Matters This Week: Syria Stonewalls and Iran Accuses

Anti-government protesters pray next to the bodies of people who were among the Sunni Muslims killed on Wednesday, in Hula near Homs November 2, 2011. Syrian activists said on Wednesday that security…

Middle East Matters This Week: Syria Stonewalls and Iran Accuses