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Strange Bedfellows
Strange Bedfellows
Israel’s Diplomatic Push in the Middle East

The Israelis are reaching out to Arabs, Africans and Europeans to work out matters of common concern.

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Egyptian FM Makes Surprise Trip to Jerusalem, Pushes Peace

Israeli-Gulf Arab is key to understanding the Middle East today.

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Bibi Bats Eyelashes at the Saudis

Despite the peace conference opening in Paris today, the best hope for Mid-East peace rests with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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Backdoor Ratification

More signs of a thaw: a deal with Egypt makes Saudi Arabia responsible for part of the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.

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Grand Bargain Afoot Between Turkey, Israel, and Gulf Arabs?

A declaration from Ankara opens a door—but a regional anti-Iran coalition would be very tough to pull off.

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Israel to Lift Blockade in Return for Hamas Ceasefire

The deal, if real, could be a sign that the Sunnis and Israelis are getting seriously close to a united front against Iran.

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China Sends Russia Love but Not Money

Beijing is not letting its feelings get in the way of good business.

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Turkey's Spymaster Meets Imprisoned PKK Chief, Promises Peace

A secret meeting between a Turkish spymaster and a Kurdish militant leader on a prison island—it’s a dramatic scene, and a promising sign of rapprochement between two old enemies.

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brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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