Robert Satloff

Robert Satloff is the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the author of several books on the Middle East, including Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands.

The Merits—and the Limits—of Democracy Promotion in the Middle East

In his new book, a veteran foreign-policy official and analyst provides a riveting 40-year history of the idea that human rights should be more than two nice-sounding words.

Dec. 13 2017 12:01AM

The Vichy Corruption

How American leaders in World War II picked up deliberately anti-Semitic policies from their Vichy French partners in North Africa.

Oct. 30 2017 12:01AM

The Jews Will Have to Wait

In 1942 a band of Algerian Jews risked all to help the Allies invade North Africa. Then Washington betrayed them. Thus was born modern American Middle East policy.

Oct. 9 2017 12:01AM

Everyone Loves Israel—Until They Don't

Yes, Israel’s popular right now. But most of its new friendships are based on assessments of common interest—and such assessments can change overnight.

Nov. 14 2016 12:01AM

Israel's Situation, in One Word

Good. In two words: not good. But despite the murkiness, there are things it can do.

Sept. 7 2014 5:44PM

The Middle East—It's Bad Enough As Is

We don't need overhyped claims about the collapse of Sykes-Picot to see that Israel has more than enough bad options to grapple with.

Jan. 22 2014 8:57PM