Politics & Current Affairs

Of all the actors that have taken the world stage since October 7, the Houthis are surely the most surprising. Where did they come from and what do they want?

Feb. 22 2024 12:01AM

Two or three thoughts on the “dehumanizing” discourse.

Feb. 15 2024 12:01AM

Iran has sparked conflict across the Middle East over the last few months. What are its aims? Is it succeeding?

Feb. 2 2024 12:01AM

Images of bloodshed in Gaza should upset anyone with a healthy moral sense. But they don’t help determine whether the actions that brought these scenes about were ethical.

Jan. 4 2024 12:01AM

Interviews with Norman Podhoretz and Elliott Abrams recreate the foreign-policy debates of the cold war, and illuminate Kissinger’s attitudes toward Israel and the Jewish people.

Dec. 6 2023 12:01AM

Heinous violence meant to force everyone to choose sides has long been the recourse of a radical minority that fears time is not on its side.

Oct. 26 2023 12:01AM

The author of a new book stops by to discuss what he calls “the identity synthesis,” and how it affects Jews and Judaism.

Oct. 6 2023 12:38AM

How generations of Arab thinkers and leaders tried to turn the humiliation of their losses to Israel into a springboard to launch their nations into an enchanted new age.

Sept. 11 2023 12:01AM

The Israeli journalist stops by to talk about the deeper emotions at play on all sides of the current civil crisis, and how they can be addressed.

Aug. 25 2023 12:01AM

Will the administration’s new strategy to counter anti-Semitism camouflage its own inaction?

July 10 2023 12:01AM

The D.C. veteran joins us to talk about what the government can do to fight anti-Semitism, and what, despite good intentions, it can’t.

July 7 2023 12:01AM

What else but turn to the past in search of some historical precedents for the current situation, and of what was done successfully then.

June 30 2023 1:01AM

The veteran foreign-policy analyst thinks the Biden administration is both strengthening Israeli security and facilitating the greatest threat to it. Can both be true?

June 23 2023 12:01AM

The best bet to fight far-right anti-Semitism is to hope that America’s lapsed Christians return to the pews.

June 22 2023 12:01AM