Regions / Israel
China’s good relations with states at odds with each other could yield results at the negotiating table soon.
As in the 1940s in Palestine, some opposition recruits have gone to Syria motivated by extremist ideologies and with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. But most have more prosaic reasons for fighting.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
Ironically, a negotiated settlement between the United States and Iran could trigger yet another war in the Middle East.
Hawkish U.S. Congress members and a new regional alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia threaten upcoming talks between Iran and the P5+1.
Syria’s chemical weapons = Israel’s nuclear weapons.
In fact, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu seems to fear a peaceable solution to the stalemate over Iran’s alleged work on a nuclear-weapons program.
Potential diplomatic breakthroughs in Syria and Iran are apparently unnerving Israel's right-wing leadership.
Barack Obama's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Josh Reubner, resembles hammering a square peg into a round hole.
Egypt is a study in contrasts with a fundamentally peaceful people ruled by a military junta.