May 26, 2012
Iran and the West’s Taxi Meter
The West is happy, for now, to let the meter run on negotiations with Tehran. How high a price is Iran’s supreme leader willing to pay?
May 23, 2012
A Flicker of Optimism on Iran
Hardliners in the U.S. and Israel seem to be shifting on Iran’s nuclear program. Is a breakthrough possible in the Baghdad talks?
May 15, 2012
Past Performance Is No Guide...
Israel undoubtedly has the capacity to surprise. That doesn’t mean an attack on Iran is destined for success.
May 13, 2012
What Israel Can Teach China
Despite considerable challenges, Israel has a highly dynamic economy. There are lessons for Chinese students.
May 12, 2012
Israel’s Reluctant Friend
Talk of allowing its airstrips to be used in a military strike against Iran thrust Azerbaijan into the spotlight. It doesn’t want to be there.
May 09, 2012
Israel's Iran Debate Takes New Turn
Benjamin Netanyahu’s bellicose rhetoric over Iran has prompted push back from former intelligence chiefs. But a new coalition member is unlikely to help moderate his policy.
April 21, 2012
Let Iran Save Face
Iran would have less reason to rely on terrorism as a continuation of politics if it could cut deals as an equal.
April 19, 2012
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.
April 15, 2012
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.
April 13, 2012
EU Needs Creativity with Iran
The diplomatic tools for an EU breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear program are there, but creative use is needed.
April 11, 2012
Does East Asia Have an Israel?
North Korea looks set to press ahead with a satellite test. Are any neighbors considering a preemptive strike?
April 03, 2012
Clinton's Scare Campaign
Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Middle East was aimed at tackling Iran and Syria. But was she too aggressive?