Opinion



Palestinian issue — close to collapse or statehood?

Palestinian officials believe they can build a stronger case for international pressure on Israel now that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have cruised to re-election by adopting hard-lin



Caught between IS and Assad

Visit, as I did recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (The Met, to New Yorkers), the largest art museum in the US and one of the 10 largest in the world.



Indo-Bangla water deal uncertain

India's West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee recently visited Bangladesh apparently to mend fences with her country’s closest neighbor.



Interfering in Kingdom’s affairs

Saudi Arabia is known for its silence and use of soft diplomacy, but its silence has limits.



Making space for Beijing

When the United Kingdom announced earlier this month that it has agreed to become a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), most of the headlines focused not on t



Changing position on Assad

As the Syrian crisis entered its fifth year with no end in sight, US Secretary of State John Kerry told an American news network Sunday that “the United States will have to negotiate with Syrian Presi



The battle for Indian Ocean

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-concluded bilateral visit to Sri Lanka (March 13-14) was laden with strategic agenda.



Mideast peace prospects dim

Benjamin Netanyahu’s apparent reelection puts Israel on a course toward ever-deeper confrontation with the world.



Egypt charters bright new course

There has not been such a sense of optimism in Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.



Kerry’s irresponsible statement

I don’t understand how an official like the US Secretary of State John Kerry could say that Bashar Assad could be accepted because he needed him in the fight against the terrorist organization, Islami

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