The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

The Many Ways Palestinians Violate International Law

Incendiary kites and balloons, poisonous fumes, arson, children as human shields, rockets, attack tunnels, and murder – that’s just a start. Read More »

Who is Responsible for the Harsh Humanitarian Situation in Gaza?

The Palestinian Authority government blames Hamas for abusing Palestinian residents, while taking advantage of their difficult situation. Read More »

Erdogan’s Turkey Intensifies Involvement in Gaza and Jerusalem

Erdogan wants to restore the Temple Mount to Muslim rule. Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas Refuses to Ease Sanctions on Gaza Strip

Tragically, Palestinian suffering is self-inflicted Read More »

Is Tahrir Square Coming to Ramallah?

Did the spark that ignited the Arab Spring in Cairo just land in Ramallah? Read More »

Is Iraq Heading toward a Constitutional Crisis?

Were ballot boxes set ablaze to avoid an election recount? Read More »

Jordan Faces Serious Government Crisis

Unprecedented protests are going on in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Read More »

Russia Constrains Iran

Is Iran’s “Axis of Resistance” cracking? Read More »

Did Israel Use “Disproportionate Force” to Protect the Gaza Fence?

What does international law say about hostile “demonstrators” breaching a border? Read More »

Hamas, Gaza, and the Rush to Judgment

What is common among all the critics of Israel is a kind of rush to judgment by which people automatically assume that Israel is to blame for whatever has occurred. Read More »

The Mystery of Mahmoud Abbas’ Health

Who’s next in line to lead the Palestinian Authority? Read More »

The Results of the Iraqi Elections? A Slap in the Face to Iran

Muqtada al-Sadr is the apparent power behind the next throne Read More »

Psychological Asymmetry:
Understanding the Gaza “Return” Demonstrations

Why “facts” are inconsequential Read More »

Why Is Hamas So Interested in Palestinian Deaths?

Hamas’ creed: “Our refined, pure blood will enrich the land of Palestine.” Read More »

Israel’s Attacks on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in Syria Spur Internal Disputes in Iran

Internal fears in Iran that it will pay a price for its aggression Read More »