Published November 08, 2012
President Obama was reelected with a clear priority to improve the economy, but it is likely that his agenda may be derailed by events in the Middle East.
Published November 06, 2012
The top 10 states with the largest Jewish populations account for 244 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
Published May 14, 2012
The main focus of media attention in the last year has been on the prospect that Israel will attack Iran because it is the one country the Iranians have threatened with destruction and Israel’s leaders have declared a nuclear Iran an existential threat.
Published April 18, 2012
The Obama administration claims that sanctions against Iran are working. In the meantime, officials seem to ignore the findings of their own intelligence officials who say Iran’s nuclear weapons program continues to advance.
Published March 12, 2012
If history is any guide, the alliance between the United States and Israel is likely to grow stronger, regardless of how the Iranian threat is handled.
Published April 19, 2011
President Obama has been indecisive in the face of each eruption in the Arab world, waiting for direction from other leaders, the U.N. or the Arab League. Obama justifies intervention in Libya on humanitarian grounds, but he is unwilling to use force to protect civilians from massacres in Syria or Yemen.
Published April 04, 2011
Though no one can predict at this point what Egypt will look like in the days and weeks to come, it is possible to envision three scenarios that all pose potential problems for American policy.
Published March 25, 2011
It is ironic that Arabs are fighting for freedom across the region, but the Palestinians continue to tolerate a leadership that denies them freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and the press and denies rights to women and gays.
Published March 10, 2011
President Obama’s failure to speak out against Saudi Arabia reflects a 70-year-old policy of U.S. administrations ignoring Saudi abuses against not only their own people, but American citizens.
Published February 08, 2011
President Obama has belatedly come out in favor of “universal values” and called for democratic elections in Egypt. The true test of his policy will not be a transition in Egypt, however, it will be whether the president is prepared to apply these standards elsewhere in the Middle East before more crises emerge.