Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East negotiations are doomed to the same failure as the 22 years of failed diplomacy that precedes them.
The civil war in Syria is already expanding beyond the borders, with regional and potentially global consequences.
There is no reason to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit.
If Obama wants a say in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he needs to be prepared to back up his words with actions.
Last March, two rival gangs met in a Salvadoran prison to forge an unlikely truce.
The Arab Spring may have started in early 2011, but its origins link directly to the non-violent, society-wide mobilization that transformed Palestine’s national struggle beginning in the late 1980s.
Bureaucratic defeat within the United Nations security council might lead to diplomatic victory for those seeking to end Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
Hope among both Jewish and Palestinian Israelis that a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians can ever be achieved appears to be fading.
The Obama administration is offering lots of new carrots and a pretty weak stick in hopes of winning just a temporary 60-day extension of Israel’s settlement slow-down.
“International law is not an empty promise” — except apparently for Palestinians.
The peace process in Northern Ireland has encountered several challenges in recent months. But with U.S. support, the peace will likely hold.
Turkey and Qatar are putting U.S. dominance in the Middle East to the test.
Is the quest for Israel-Palestine peace not only impossible but obsolete?
UFPJ Talking Points #51: The plan is narrower and more constrained than before.
The recent assault on the Red Mosque in Islamabad seems to be the latest example of “our man in Pakistan” doing our bidding despite his questionable credentials. But this week, Foreign Policy In Focus gives you a very different picture of the Red Mosque assault.