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Steven Simon

The Israel that fought the Yom Kippur War no longer exists​
Middle East

The Israel that fought the Yom Kippur War no longer exists​

Israelis and Arabs once fought for a political outcome that the US had the juice to foster. No longer.

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As Blinken visits Israel amid violence, US confirms drone attacks on Iran

While affirming Washington's strategy against Tehran, Blinken will have to convince Netanyahu against flaming an Israeli-Palestinian war.

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Bibi is back and providing fresh political land mines for US

Critics want Biden to cut off ties with members of Israel's new far-right government. But is he in any position to do that?

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Middle East

The new Iraqi PM is a status quo leader, but for how long?

One thing is clear: that if previous parliaments demanded the ouster of the US military, this one seems fine with the way things are.

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Major flip in Iraqi government this week: Could crisis be over?

Al-Sadr's bid to stymie the political process has been foiled, for now. But the new prime minister comes with a new set of challenges.