Does the southwest Syria ceasefire make a Iranian presence on Israel’s border more or less likely? A great deal depends on Moscow.
The Oslo negotiating rule that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” holds the solvable issues hostage to the unsolvable ones.
Experience teaches us that a failed attempt at peace can be worse than none.
What could Russian-sponsored “safe zones” across the Golan border mean for Israel and the U.S.?
Trump’s behavior Thursday night was capricious at the personal level, but measured at the strategic level.
The outcome could cause considerable destruction inside Israel, but also strengthen strategic ties with Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been speaking lately about working with Arab states. Yossi Alpher writes Israel has tried the tactic before — and failed.
The guns of Gaza have fallen silent for now. But Yossi Alpher says there has been almost no progress toward a permanent peace — making a new conflict all but inevitable.
Is Israel justified in launching a ground war in Gaza? Yossi Alpher says yes because the IDF is acting to curb rocket fire — and Hamas can end the war anytime it wants.
Kurds have taken advantage of the implosion of Iraq to push forward with their dream for an independent state. Why is Israel so quick to jump on the bandwagon?