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Election 2016
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“Who Would Be Better for Israel?”

What the Israeli public thinks of Clinton vs. Trump, and why.

UN and Israel
Sunny Side Up

At the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu took a very unusual attitude, for him: optimism.

Israel Infighting
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A Bloody Summer

Two years after the Gaza war of 2014, the political fight over Netanyahu’s handling of it heats up—and the prospect of another war looms.

Rift on the Right
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Bibi Goes to School

The Israeli Prime Minister kicks off the school year in an Arab village, as he tries to play Left against Right and perhaps alleviate a corruption scandal.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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