Regions / Israel
Hagel's hearing demonstrated quite dramatically how Israel dominates the foreign-policy agenda on Capitol Hill.
U.S. President Barack Obama's optimism about restarting the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been met with scepticism from many seasoned Middle East experts.
Amidst the Middle East's ongoing conflicts and turmoil, the Kurds of northern Iraq may come out on top with an independent state.
Although almost certain to win reelection, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been overshadowed by a charismatic new far-right leader.
The burden is on those of us who advocate gun control to prove that deterrence doesn't work with firearms.
Soon after the 2006 war with Lebanon, it became clear that Israel's Achilles heel was the fear that demoralized its population.
The military disparity between Israel and Gaza is but the most violent among many.
It's one thing to intercept a Hamas rocket, another to shoot down an inter-continental ballistic missile.
Steadfast diplomatic and military U.S. support helped enable Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in Gaza.
Either the Israelis and Palestinians will move towards peace or towards more war -- there is no in-between.