A Democratic House can help decrease the risk of terrorism, limit the endless post-9/11 wars, and restore some coherence to the U.S.’s Middle East policy.
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President Trump’s conduct in the Middle East leaves Israel more vulnerable on multiple fronts.
To prevent direct confrontation, Israel will need to create a more stable deterrence situation in the region.
Arab states and the Palestinian public are not eager for another round of violence, but Israel is ready to respond to one.
Tensions between Hezbollah and Israel are running high. What is keeping the peace—and can it last?
Failed efforts suggest a federalist system based in Baghdad might create new problems.
Many states in the Arab world have debated the value of decentralization and federalism, but none has successfully adopted a constitution that satisfies those objectives.
As Hamas explores new tactics following the March of Return, the fate of civilians in Gaza remains uncertain.
“Federalism” has specific connotations in the Middle East, which must be understood before suggesting federal reforms as solutions to the region’s most persistent conflicts.
The third essay in a series on federalist governance in the Middle East.