WASHINGTON — Now it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s turn to show that he has the vision and leadership to build a durable cease-fire that could empower Palestinian moderates and begin building a pathway from the hell on earth that is Gaza.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry has made a significant mistake in how he's pursuing a Gaza cease-fire — and it's not surprising that he has upset both the Israelis and some moderate Palestinians.
WASHINGTON — Now that the Obama administration has won its breakthrough first-step nuclear deal with Iran, officials are planning strategy for the decisive second round that over the next six months will seek a broader and tougher comprehensive agreement.
HELENA — On the day the Obama administration revealed an interim nuclear agreement with Iran, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was in Israel, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and Tester says Netanyahu was not happy.
WASHINGTON — How can Secretary of State John Kerry succeed in the “Mission Impossible” of negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement when he faces the same intractable issues that have derailed so many previous peacemaking efforts?
WASHINGTON -- The administration has set expectations for President Obama's trip to Israel so low you'd think he was making another visit to Ohio. Yet this is a very consequential journey because it comes at a moment when hopes for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are…
WASHINGTON -- On foreign policy, President Obama effectively posted a sign on the White House lawn last summer that said: Come back after Election Day.
The Middle East showdown over Iran’s apparent effort to obtain nuclear weapons capability is not entirely about nuclear arms, nor even about regional security. The dispute is, at heart, about power, and preserving it. It’s about the governments of two religiously defined nations using nuclea…
Talk of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities is not subsiding. If diplomacy can’t head off Iran’s nuclear ambitions, advocates for a military strike in Israel and the United States will only gain strength. While proponents may believe that Israel can endure the short-term military…