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Grasping the Nettle

US Secretary of State John Kerry has devoted more time and effort to trying to negotiate peace between Israel and …

Small Steps after Geneva

For months leading up to Geneva II, John Kerry, more so than President Barack Obama, pinned his hopes on an …

Out of Reach?

With last week’s excitement over Friday’s 15-minute phone chat between US President Obama and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, Obama’s speech …

Obama Moves Offshore

Almost thirty years ago, in October of 1983, suicide bombers drove trucks packed with explosives into the barracks of US …

Glorified Middlemen

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) is a peculiar creature. It can be classed neither as a revolutionary organization—it is no …

Going AWOL?

It has been over two years since a wave of protests and revolutions rocked the Arab world, and we have …

Keeping the Pressure on Tehran

President Barack Obama’s reelection brought new hope to the possibility of reaching a peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis. …

Old Wine in a New Bottle

President Obama kicked off his second term in office with an agenda firmly focused on domestic issues. The conflict in …