Middle East

When Trump Went to Israel

Despite Trump’s autocratic, strongman airs, his recent Middle East trip was also marked by a strange sense of weakness on the part of his Administration.

By Noam Sheizaf

Abbas's Unmerited Optimism

The Palestinian president's overtures toward a renewed peace, with the help of Trump, mask a darker reality back home.

By Dalia Hatuqa

Taking on ISIS—and Assad

By Faysal Itani

Washington's Limits in the Gulf

The United States has tried for years to unify the Gulf states. But what Washington couldn’t do, maybe Tehran can. A response to F. Gregory Gause, III.

By Geneive Abdo

Lifting the Veil

In her recipe for how Arab women can attain sexual freedom, Mona Eltahawy sidelines a key ingredient: men.

By Kim Ghattas