Tuesday, September 16, 2014
  1. Did Hamas Win?

    Mkhaimar Abusada

    Did Hamas Win?


     asks how the movement might use its new position at the center of Palestinian politics.

    Palestine School Damage Gaza War Mohammed Asad/ZumaPress

    After the third Israeli war on Gaza in less than six years, many Palestinians are questioning the purpose of continuing to fight – and hoping for a solution that does not increase their suffering. Can Hamas, with its newly acquired position at the forefront of Palestinian politics, provide such a solution? READ MORE

  2. Can Palestine Win the Peace?

    Daoud Kuttab

    Can Palestine Win the Peace?


     calls upon Palestinian leaders to present a united front in negotiations with Israel.

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Mohammed Bendari/ZumaPress

    Having withstood the test of war, the Palestinian unity government that was created less than two months before the conflict began will now become the main vehicle for Gaza’s reconstruction. To succeed, it must design a clear, reasonable, and unified strategy to guide its pursuit of peace, justice, and freedom for Palestine. READ MORE

  3. A Western Strategy for a Declining Russia

    Joseph S. Nye
  4. Let the Middle East Govern Itself

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  5. Why Israel?

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Why Israel?


     explains why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attracts disproportionate global attention.

    Dome of the rock Jerusalem Brian Negin/Flickr

    The grotesque coupling of solidarity with Palestine and anti-Jewish invective seems to have forged a politically correct form of anti-Semitism that is drowning out legitimate criticism of Israel's policies in Gaza. Why does Israel’s controversial behavior, unlike that of other countries, call into question its right to exist? READ MORE

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