The U.S. withdrawal from Kurdish-controlled Syrian territory continues to impact U.S. allies in the region, as they come to terms with the possibility that the Trump administration may not always be there for them.
Israeli Palestinian Conflict
The problem with the concept of national security — a modern version of the notion of “raison d’état” — is that it is an invitation to lawlessness.
James Barr is acquiring an enviable reputation for an ability to pen narrative histories aimed at a popular audience that address the West’s involvement in shaping the politics of the Middle East during the 20th century.
Days before parliamentary elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has declared that under his government the Israeli government would not relinquish control of the Jordan Valley and other parts of Palestinian territory in the West Bank.
Cross-border clashes over the weekend between Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hezbollah threaten to undo the uneasy peace along the Israel-Lebanon border. Both sides have declared that the fighting had reached their respective objectives, while avoiding any casualties.
With a little more than a month to go ahead of the September 17 parliamentary elections, Israeli politicians are continuing to rally their bases while reaching out to potential allies.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu announced last week that Israeli voters would be going to the polls for a second time this year. The announcement followed Mr. Netanyahu’s failure to secure the support of a majority of the parliament for a new term.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been vocal about his desire to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine.
Anyone familiar with the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict will undoubtedly be baffled by the question that forms the title of Carlstrom's book.