Category: Middle East

Can a War Ever Be Just?

Phil Klay shares his views at Wisdom of Crowds: Morality and War: Two words that…

Israel’s Descent

Adam Shatz at the London Review of Books: When Ariel Sharon​ withdrew more than eight…

Biden vs. Netanyahu

Liz Wolfe at Reason: President Joe Biden has proposed a ceasefire plan. Israeli Prime Minister…

Why is the West Defending Israel After the ICC Requested Netanyahu’s Arrest Warrant?

Ken Roth in The Guardian: In a terse statement, Joe Biden called the charges “outrageous”, stating that…

Death of a President: What a Helicopter Crash Means for Iran, the U.S., and the World

Mehdi Hasan at Zeteo: This past weekend, a helicopter crash in the northwest province of…

The Place of Revenge in Jewish Culture

Shachar Pinsker at Aeon: Since 7 October 2023, nekama (‘vengeance’ or ‘revenge’ in Hebrew) has…

‘Worse Than Iraq’

by Team Zeteo: The protests against Biden aren’t just happening outside the White House. They’ve…

Israel, Gaza, and McNamara’s Lessons for War and Peace

by Ashutosh Jogalekar at 3 Quarks Daily: Once again the world faces death and destruction,…

Israel Can’t Win This War—Palestinians Told Us That From the Beginning

Peter Beinart in The Beinart Notebook: Our guest this week is someone I admire greatly,…

12 Republican Senators Letter to ICC Prosecutor Over Possible Netanyahu Arrest Warrants

by Team Zeteo and Mehdi Hasan: A group of influential Republican senators has sent a…

A Barnard Professor on What Columbia Owes its Students Right Now

“If we are to reclaim our university, faculty and students must do it together.” By…

Gaza War and Students Protests: Perspectives on the Conflagration

The Ideas Letter: The war in Gaza has inspired powerful protest, unyielding contestation, and claims…