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Palestinian Politics
Return or Die?

Palestinians in Syria have been swept up in the horrific violence. What is the response of the Palestinian Authority?

With Friends Like These
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What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?

A group of American-Jewish leftists is imitating the BDS movement in an attempt to put a right-wing Israeli position beyond the pale. It’s inexcusable—and dangerous to civil society.

Pro Forma Neutrality
From Welfare to Warfare

As troubling revelations emerge about the UNRWA’s activities in Gaza, including that it discovered missiles in its schools and then returned them to local officials, both the organization’s mission and its politics deserve a closer look.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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