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The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences
July  The New Middle East Order

The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences

Who or what will replace a century of failed Sunni Arab dominance? What, if anything, can the West do to help shape the future?

The Return of Bernard Lewis
June  The Return of Bernard Lewis

The Return of Bernard Lewis

Forty years ago, nobody foresaw the rise of radical Islam—except for the preeminent historian who both predicted and explained it, and much else besides. 

Where Is the Jews’ Homeland?
May  Zionism Before Zionism

Where Is the Jews’ Homeland?

Elsewhere than Zion, said the greatest Hebrew poet of the 19th century—until he changed his mind, paving the way for others.

That Holocaust Feeling
March  The Future of Holocaust Art

That Holocaust Feeling

The Oscar-winning new film Son of Saul drops us into the heart of Auschwitz. What’s the point?

The Problem with Jewish Museums
February  Identity and the Jewish Museum

The Problem with Jewish Museums

Ours is an era of museums celebrating the identity of nearly every group and ethnicity. But something else takes place when the identity in question is Jewish.

Does Europe Have a Future?
January  The European Idea

Does Europe Have a Future?

It’s both a continent and an idea, with an alternately heroic and ignominious past and, until recently, an enviable present. Can the heart of the West survive the 21st century?

Our Man in Moscow
December  Russia and the Middle East

Our Man in Moscow

Vladimir Putin’s major new role in the Middle East is no accident. It’s part and parcel of President Obama’s broader strategy.

What Do Palestinians Want?
November  Palestinian Public Opinion

What Do Palestinians Want?

It’s time to take a close look at an often ignored subject: what ordinary Palestinians think about Israel, Jews, and terrorist attacks on civilians.

The Two-State Solution Is in Stalemate. Here's What Israel Can Do to Prevail.
September  What Israel Can Do Next

The Two-State Solution Is in Stalemate. Here’s What Israel Can Do to Prevail.

For two decades the Jewish state has sought, fruitlessly, to negotiate an end to the conflict. Needed is a new, viable strategy for coping with reality and winning out.

The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America
August  Religious Freedom

The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America

America’s “first freedom” is under attack from an ascendant cultural secularism. Christians are its first target, but Jews and Judaism may not be far behind.

Who Censored the Six-Day War?
July  What Happened in 1967

Who Censored the Six-Day War?

A splashy new documentary promises to expose the Israeli military’s censorship of atrocities committed in the 1967 war. What it exposes is its creators’ agenda.

Can Israel Unite?
June  Israel's Hyper-Democracy

Can Israel Unite?

In Iran’s nuclear program, Israel faces a threat like never before. Can a divided nation pull together in time to confront it?