Obama's Middle East Delusions

by Efraim Karsh

As the only person to have won the Nobel Peace Prize on the basis of sheer hope rather than actual achievement, Barack Hussein Obama could be expected to do everything within his power to vindicate this unprecedented show of trust. Instead he has

The Fall of Iraq's Anbar Province

by Sterling Jensen

On May 17, 2015, the city of Ramadi, capital of Anbar, Iraq's largest province, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Soon after, the Iraqi government chose to send the Hashid ash-Sha'bi (Popular Mobilization Force) into Anbar to help

Libya's Descent into Chaos

by Yehudit Ronen

The overthrow of Libya's long-reigning dictator Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi by an international coalition in the summer and autumn of 2011was hailed at the time as paving the way for a "New Libya." Instead, the country rapidly slid into widespread anarchy and

Tunisia's Fragile Post-Revolutionary Order

by Daniel Zisenwine

On June 26, 2015, a lone gunman attacked a beachfront hotel in the Tunisian city of Sousse, exclusively targeting foreign tourists. By the time he was shot to death by the security forces, the 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui had murdered thirty-eight


Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1933-1939 (2 vols.)

by Monty Noam Penkower

Israel's Birth Pangs What Penkower calls "the crucial nexus that exists between the rise of the State of Israel and the Holocaust, the most significant events in the contemporary Jewish experience" has been at the heart of his scholarship for more than