Behind the Settlements West Bank settlements hollow out respect for the law in the State of Israel, argues a former U.S. Ambassador.
Are the Settlements Illegal? Answering that question is a pitfall the Obama Administration has been wise to avoid.
Allies Divided Israel and America have long taken opposite approaches to managing Palestinians and other Arabs. It’s time we recognized the divide.present & future
A Conversation with Colin Powell On President Obama, terrorism and America's promise.nation-building in america
Detour Ahead There are signs that the Great Recession of 2008–09 may become a double-dipper in 2010–11.
The Outpatient Prison How to lower both the prison population and crime—at the same time.
Rebalancing American Federalism The Federal government does too much, and thus does it poorly.think again—about the middle east
Footprints in the Sand America needs fewer boots on the ground in the Persian Gulf region.
Rashomon-ing the War on Terror Five major narratives have arisen to grasp the meaning of 9/11. It matters which ones we choose.
Understanding Corruption What is corruption? The answer depends on who you’re asking, and where you’re asking it.
Toolbox: Starting Over in Iraq Big changes and important decisions are on the horizon in Iraq.reviews
Eliminationism Negated Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s new book is too much of a good thing.
The Dinner Guest Yevgeny Primakov has been a disaster for U.S.-Russian relations.
What Was Communism? Archie Brown’s newest book captures a generational memory just before it fades away.
The Curious Case of Justice Anthony Kennedy There’s less to the Supreme Court’s swing voter than meets the eye.
Believe It or Not Peter de Vries on religion: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.notes & letters
The New Burma Road The Obama Administration’s preference for “engagement” faces another uphill battle in Burma.
Spring Note: Disconnected President Obama’s Afghan strategy has crimped his room for maneuver on an even tougher challenge: Iran.