• Israel's Flight from South Lebanon 20 Years On
    In the dead of night on May 24, 2000, 18 years after invading Lebanon with the expressed goal of removing the longstanding terrorist threat to its northern towns and villages, Israel hurriedly vacated its self-proclaimed security zone in south... Topics: Lebanon, Terrorism
  • Academic Freedom Win: Israel Boycott Supporter Ilana Feldman Will Not Be Dean at George Washington U
    You can have academic freedom, or you can have a pro-BDS Dean, but you can't have both.
  • What Would Ben-Gurion Do?
    My colleague Nave Dromi disagrees with my negative view of Israel's annexing some parts of the West Bank. My six-part argument, as spelled out here, boils down to dismissing annexation as too-expensive symbolism. It brings no rewards but creates...
  • Can Israel Stay Democratic After Annexation? 
    Joseph Cirincione, Zack Brown Security, Middle East The future of a democratic Israel could be decided in the next few months as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushes to annex large portions of the occupied West Bank. President Donald Trump’s... Topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump
  • What Mahmoud Abbas’s declaration was missing
    American President Donald Trump has not followed in the footsteps of other American leaders before him by pretending to fail in convincing Israeli leaders that they will need to freeze Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem... Topics: Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump, Jerusalem









  • Trump stumbles toward a big blunder in Afghanistan
    President Trump reportedly wants to bring all U.S. soldiers home from Afghanistan by Election Day so that he can brag on the campaign trail about fulfilling his promise to "end endless wars." But if he doesn't do it right, the withdrawal from...
  • US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule
    The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the... Topics: Military, Donald Trump, Pentagon
  • Afghan Government Releases 900 Taliban Prisoners as Part of Eid Ceasefire
    KABUL (Sputnik) - Some 900 Taliban* prisoners were released across Afghanistan on Tuesday as part of the pledge made by President Ashraf Ghani to mark Eid, the holiday ending the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Afghan National Security... Topics: Taliban, Kabul, Ramadan
  • No Woman Should Ever Die Giving Life
    Rafiullah Wardak looks upon his newborn daughter Amina, recovering after being wounded by gunmen who stormed a maternity award in Kabul on May 19, 2020. Mr. Wardak's wife, Nazeya, was among at least 24 people killed in the attack, including women,... Topics: Kabul
  • 3-Day Ceasefire in Afghanistan to Continue for Another Week - Reports
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The three-day ceasefire announced in Afghanistan on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday will be extended for another week, Afghan media reported Monday. Topics: Russia, Moscow