Ambassador Ronald Neumann, a member of the Middle East Policy Council board of directors, recently participated in a panel discussion on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan with Christopher D. Kolenda and Michele Flournoy at the Center for a New American Security.
Last Saturday armed gunmen opened fire in the Iranian city of Ahvaz at a military parade marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has come into effect after a chaotic and violent twenty-four hours. Israel launched a covert intelligence-gathering operation in Gaza that turned violent, which Hamas responded to by firing a barrage of missiles into Israel.
Twenty-five years after the 1993 Oslo agreement, several observers have taken stock of the current status of Palestinian aspirations for statehood and, more broadly, of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
To plumb the depths of human savagery is a formidable task, and not a pleasant one. The task is undertaken with rigorous argument and scrupulous scholarship in Norman Finkelstein's monumental "inquest into Gaza's martyrdom." And with undisguised passion.