Middle East
Why Mideast Peace Ambitions Must Be Dialed Back June 17, 2017 A review of Catch 67 by Micah Goodman Real Clear Politics
The Task of the Public Intellectual Apr. 19, 2017 2017 Bradley Prize Remarks Defining Ideas
Weaponized International Law Jan. 7, 2017 Real Clear Politics
What Trump Needs to Know About the Middle East Dec. 4, 2016 A review of Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran Real Clear Politics
Liberal Education and Its Betrayal Nov. 15, 2016 A Tikvah Podcast
Giving Israel Its Due Oct. 18, 2016 A review of Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis Defining Ideas
How the Iran Deal Aids Hezbollah, Imperils Israel Sept. 17, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Obama and Iran: A Misguided Messianic Mission Aug. 22, 2016 A review of The Iran Wars by Jay Solomon Real Clear Politics
Civics Textbook Wars: Israeli Right Strikes Back June 28, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Foreign Policy Fueled by Fantasy Apr. 5, 2016 A review of Mission Failure by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
What Was Wrong with the Old Zionism? Mar. 30, 2016 A review of A Political Theory for the Jewish People by Chaim Gans Mosaic Magazine
Israel's 'Sorrow of the Left' Mar. 24, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Regional Peace Plan May Hold Hope for Israel Dec. 31, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Obama's Distorted Views on Israel Nov.-Dec. 2015 Moment
20 Years After Death, Rabin's Leadership Unmatched Oct. 24, 2015 A review of Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel by Dan Ephron Real Clear Politics
Obama's Tattered Middle East Policy Oct. 13, 2015 A review of Doomed to Succeed by Dennis Ross Real Clear Politics
Iran Deal Throws Sparks on Mideast Tinderbox Sept. 10, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Walzer's Paradox August 2015 A review of The Paradox of Liberation by Michael Walzer First Things
Anti-Israel Group a Threat to Liberal Democracy June 17, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Nine Questions Obama Wasn't Asked on Israel June 11, 2015 Real Clear Politics
The Obama Doctrine: A Recipe for Failure Overseas May 21, 2015 A review of The Obama Doctrine by Colin Dueck Real Clear Politics
Bibi Won, But Path Forward Won't Veer Right Mar. 18, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Why the Left Casts a Blind Eye on Radical Islam Feb. 7, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Israel's Jewish Nation-State Proposal Still Looms Jan. 4, 2015 Real Clear Politics
How Not to Help the Ultra-Orthodox Dec. 8, 2014 A response to "Are the Ultra-Orthodox the Key to Israel's Future?" by Aharon Ariel Lavi Mosaic
Assault on Israel Shifts from Warfare to Lawfare Nov. 28, 2014 Real Clear Politics
John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable Oct. 22, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Obama and Islam: A Tale of Three Speeches Sept. 23, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Partial Unilateral Withdrawal: Israel's Next Step? May 30, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Global Capitalism: A Vital Foreign Policy Tool Apr. 9, 2014 A review of The Road to Global Prosperity by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
A One-State Mideast Solution? It Won't Work. Apr. 3, 2014 A review of The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick Real Clear Politics
Build the Infrastructure for Arab-Israeli Peace Mar. 17, 2014 Real Clear Politics
10 Roadblocks to Mideast Peace Dec. 31, 2013 Real Clear Politics
On Iran, Divide Among Israelis Is Not So Large Dec. 12, 2013 Real Clear Politics
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Israel's Vitality and Vulnerability Nov. 18, 2013 A review of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit Real Clear Politics
A Must-Read Book for Brokers of Mideast Peace Talks Oct. 27, 2013 A review of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation by Yossi Klein Halevi Real Clear Politics
The Path to Peace in the Holy Land Sept. 26, 2013 Defining Ideas
Israel Must Bring Ultra-Orthodox into the Fold Sept. 8, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Oversimplifying Israel June 11, 2013 Based on remarks delivered May 22, 2013, at the Center for the National Interest The National Interest
Incremental Goals Are Key in Kerry's Peace Quest May 20, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Much Rides on Obama's Visit to Israel Mar. 18, 2013 Real Clear Politics
On Israel and the Laws of War May 8, 2012 A discussion of Israel and the Struggle Over the International Laws of War Lawfare
On Goldstone, the Flotilla Incident and More Apr. 13, 2012 A discussion of Israel and the Struggle Over the International Laws of War washingtonpost.com
Reconsidering the Arab Spring Apr./May 2012 A review of The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East by Kenneth M. Pollack (et al.) Policy Review
A Misreading of Law and History on Preemptive Strikes Mar. 11, 2012 Real Clear Politics
Would a Military Strike Against Iran Be Legal? Mar. 4, 2012 Real Clear Politics
The Gaza Flotilla and International Law Aug./Sept. 2011 Policy Review
Peace and the 'Right of Return' May 19, 2011 Pajamasmedia.com
Upon Further Review . . . Apr. 18, 2011 The Weekly Standard
The Goldstone Mess Apr./May. 2011 A review of The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict, edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner and Philip Weiss Policy Review
Truman, Reagan, and Bush Were Right Feb. 23, 2011 Pajamasmedia.com
Contemplating Egypt at the Herzliya Conference Feb. 11, 2011 Pajamasmedia.com
One State? Winter 2011 A review of What is a Palestinian State Worth? by Sari Nusseibeh The Jewish Review of Books
The Goldstone Report and International Law Aug./Sept. 2010 Policy Review
Going Backwards in Beirut Nov. 30, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Obama's Middle East Gambit Sept. 28, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Bibi's Choice July 13, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Downwind from Iran: Why They're Nervous in the Gulf Apr. 6, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Waltzing Among the Rockets Feb. 16, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Bookends: 11/9 and 9/11 Fall 2008 A review of America Between the Wars‚ From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Start of the War on Terror by Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier, and The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan World Affairs
An Unfortunate Israeli Export Sept. 29, 2008 The Weekly Standard
Peaceless Aug./Sept. 2008 A review of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace by Aaron David Miller Policy Review
Answering Edward Said June/July 2008 A review of Defending the West by Ibn Warraq Policy Review
Fighting Jihad Apr./May 2008 A review of Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism by George Weigel Policy Review
The Iranian Threat Won't Just Go Away Mar. 18, 2008 The Jerusalem Report
The Neocons and Iraq Feb. 16, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
Ehud Olmert's Israel Feb. 4, 2008 The Weekly Standard
Democracy at Home Oct. 22, 2007 A review of Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government by Michael Mandelbaum The Weekly Standard
Vulgarizing the War Debate Aug./Sept. 2007 A review of The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror by Stephen Holmes Policy Review PDF version
Oy Vey!: Israel Contemplates Its Political Leaders Feb. 5, 2007 The Weekly Standard
War-Torn Democrats Aug./Sept. 2006 A review of With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty, edited by Will Marshall, and The Good Fight: Why Liberals --- and Only Liberals --- Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again by Peter Beinart Policy Review PDF version
Israel After Sharon Feb. 6, 2006 The Weekly Standard
Ariel Sharon's Legacy Jan. 16, 2006 The Weekly Standard
Executive Muscle Jan. 15, 2006 A review of The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11 by John Yoo The New York Post
A Worthy War Critic Oct./Nov. 2005 A review of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer Policy Review
Liberty First, Democracy Later June 10, 2005 Haaretz
Eye on 2007: Kuwait's Women Prepare for Their First Election July 8, 2005 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
They've Kuwaited Long Enough May 4, 2005 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
Studying Islam, Strengthening The Nation Apr. 12, 2005 The Washington Post
Rules of Disengagement Dec. 17, 2004 The Weekly Standard
Destructive Decision July 12, 2004 p. 9 The New York Sun
Demography and Security in Israel June 5, 2004 [This originally appeared in the June 14 issue under a title that inadvertently encouraged opinions about the issue at variance with the tone and argument of the article.] The Weekly Standard
The Case for the War in Iraq Apr. 16, 2004 Syndicated by Knight-Ridder as a Hoover Institution Weekly Essay The Stanford Daily News
Israel's House Divided Apr. 12/19, 2004 The Weekly Standard
Fukuyama in Tel Aviv Mar. 19, 2004 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
An Oasis: Kuwaiti Women Make Progress Mar. 3, 2004 National Review (online exclusive)
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Mar. 1, 2004 The Weekly Standard
Reclash of Civilizations Feb. 15, 2004 The Boston Globe
The Israeli Summit: Talking National Security in Herzliya Dec. 19, 2003 National Review (online exclusive)
Democracy in Kuwait July 11, 2003 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
Hypocrisy at the UN Mar. 24, 2003 pp. 17-18 The Weekly Standard
Hamilton, Madison and Jay in Jerusalem Dec. 2, 2002 The Weekly Standard