Regional allies are looking more and more to Washington for leadership to remove President Bashar al Assad from power, and prevent Syria from further collapsing along sectarian lines.
PolicyMic writer Nathan Lean suggests that the U.S. coerce Israel by slashing military aid to it. In fact, this strategy is riddled with false assumptions and will exacerbate the conflict.
With change sweeping across the Arab world, is the time ripe for a peace agreement in Israel-Palestine? Not if an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank will allow Iran to grow more powerful.
The future of the relationship between Israel and the Arab world is uncertain. A future Egyptian government that debilitates its relationship with Israel will empower Iran.
The release of the Palestine Papers reveals that Palestinian leadership is willing to negotiate with Israel, but the Palestinian people are not ready to make necessary concessions for peace.
Lebanon's fate hangs in the balance: A unified Arab voice will be needed to counteract Hezbollah and give credence to the U.N. Special Tribunal for Lebanon's impending Hezbollah indictments.
America's threatening to withhold crucial security aid from Israel to further the peace process will prove counterproductive and jeopardize U.S. interests in the Middle East.
U.S. support for Israel has been a necessary condition to achieve past progress on Israeli-Arab peace. Russia simply cannot play as effective a role in the region.
The deafening silence of Arab governments on their sharp decline of aid to the Palestinians in the last year underscores the deceptive and blatant hypocrisy of these regimes.