In Depth: Intelligence, Middle East and Lebanon

1 Jul 2010

The Broken Link: What Peace Won't Fix

New Republic correspondent and World Affairs blogger James Kirchick argues against the folly of linkage—i.e., the assumption that fixing the peace process will somehow cure all of the Middle East's other ailments.
26 May 2006


the country to pieces. But they aren’t the only disgruntled Arabs around. Check ...

4 Apr 2005

Help Support Democracy in the Middle East

those who live in a beautiful, diverse, and sophisticated country fight ...

12 Oct 2005

I Am Not a Spy

stupid. After that it’s offensive. After that it makes your country look ...

11 Oct 2005

Syria’s Interior Minister “Kills Himself”

actually killed himself. This country is rife with conspiracy theories, ...

7 Oct 2005

Palestinians and Weapons Smuggled Into Lebanon

of this country’s sovereignty. The Daily Star also reports that Parliament has ...

24 Aug 2010

The Perfect Iranian Storm on the Horizon

also interesting how that part of the country interacts with the rest ...

4 Jul 2012

Chasing Demons from the Middle East to the Balkans

Ethnic divisions and tensions take on different forms across the world. What is universal, however, is our obligation to not stand by while sectarian slaughter wipes out millions.
29 Jul 2006

Grim Days Ahead

apparatus in this country, and we can reach any of those people who ...

27 Nov 2006

NY Times: Hizbullah Training Mahdi Army

and mobilization levels reaching beyond the country,” said Hizbullah MP Mohammad Raad ...

8 Mar 2005

The Hezbollah Rally

countries for some time, but it has been decades since anything like this has ...

17 Jul 2006

Hezbollah Flexes its Missiles

guard, and officials in both countries are just now learning the extent ...

15 Oct 2005

New Comments Policy

It is a pleasure meeting most people in this country. Everything is peachy here now ...

3 Oct 2005

Death Had No Echo

much the opposite of the way things used to be in this country. Thomas ...

8 Jan 2011

The Israeli Way of War

is conducted appropriately. I want to live in a country where there is an address ...

8 Apr 2004

Iranian Proxy War

border crossings along the 900-mile frontier with that country. Tehran has, ...