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Who’s the superpower around here?
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Who’s the superpower around here?

A decisive American president can do anything he wants, whether or not a powerful lobby opposes him

Washington's Gaza Kabuki
Middle East

Washington's Gaza Kabuki

Professions of concern about the war’s destruction are unlikely to be translated into real pressure on Israel

Netanyahu seeks Putin’s help with hostages in Gaza
Middle East

Netanyahu seeks Putin’s help with hostages in Gaza

The Russian president’s positive response is classic pragmatism — as was the Israeli request

Biden to Israel: it appears 'other team' to blame for hospital bombing
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Biden to Israel: it appears 'other team' to blame for hospital bombing

Biden landed in Tel Aviv today, pledging US support. He promised to raise humanitarian concerns, too.

Biden refuses to talk 'ceasefire' though it could prevent a regional war
Middle East

Biden refuses to talk 'ceasefire' though it could prevent a regional war

It's strategic malpractice for the White House to give Israel carte blanche when it knows it could drag the US into a wider conflict.

The end of the Netanyahu doctrine
Middle East

The end of the Netanyahu doctrine

Did his plan to preserve Hamas in Gaza as a tool for keeping the strip separate from the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority weak finally backfire?