The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

Iran Steps Up Its Economic Domination in Syria

A Shi’ite Railway from Tehran to the Mediterranean Read More »

How the Palestinian “Unity” Talks Put Iran in the Mix

Hamas wants “other organizations” included. Read More »

Palestinian Unification Must Honor Palestinian Commitments

Hamas must surrender its guns, rockets, and tunnels Read More »

A Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation. Has Anything Changed?

Will Hamas ever surrender its weapons and armed struggle Read More »

Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation? Much Ado but Little Results

The reconciliation effort also involves Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, and Iran Read More »

Documentary: The Discovery and Rescue of Iraqi Jews’ Patrimony in Baghdad. Will It Now Be Lost?

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Harold Rhode, the Collection’s Angel. Read More »

Inspections and Monitoring:
The Weak Link in the Iran Nuclear Deal

Over the last number of weeks, the great debate over Iran has focused on whether Iran is complying with the JCPOA from 2015. Is it keeping the Iran agreement or is it violating the Iran agreement. Frankly, this story and […] Read More »

Iran and Hamas Reconnect

Hamas’ Troubles Are Pushing It into Tehran’s Arms Read More »

Why Did the PA’s Mahmoud Abbas Avoid the UN Secretary-General when He Toured the Region?

Abbas went to visit Turkey’s Erdoğan instead Read More »

Iran’s New Defense Minister Is Committed to Iran’s Missile Program and the Export of the Revolution

“Committed to the end of Israel within 25 years.” Read More »

Thwarting a New Iranian Empire

Beyond creating the supply corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean, Iran is determined to take Shia forces from around the Middle East and deploy them in Syria. Read More »

Bashar Assad’s Pyrrhic Victory in Syria

Syria remains splintered and propped up by Iran Read More »

Why Israel Is Concerned About American-Russian Understandings on Syria

Will Iran use Syria as a façade to establish Iranian bases? Read More »

Foreign Ministers from Jordan, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority Prepare for U.S. Delegation

Why the Saudis didn’t participate Read More »

The Temple Mount Affair: What Has Changed?

Terrorism, Religion, Metal Detectors, and a Clash of Perception Read More »