Jackson Diehl

01/13/2016 - 1:00pm

    Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shiite cleric produced a predictable explosion of sectarian enmity across the Middle East last week. Less noticed - and perhaps less excusable - was the narrow, partisan and more or less sectarian reactions it prompted in Washington.

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12/18/2015 - 9:00am

    The wars in Syria and Iraq and jihadist attacks in the West have obscured yet another Middle East threat: the possibility that slowly escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis will destroy one of the few remaining zones of relative tranquility between...

12/04/2015 - 9:00am

    Americans have been slow to grasp that Europe's familiar, centrist, European Union-centered political order is endangered. Poland's new government could deliver a wake-up call.

    It's been just two...

11/17/2015 - 4:40pm

    The grim, Soviet-era concrete block that houses the regional government here has sprouted an unlikely appendage: an airy glass box crammed with gleaming new workstations and a team of lawyers. Its purpose is to field the complaints of the deeply frustrated people of...

10/27/2015 - 3:15pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu may have been refuted and ridiculed when he claimed that Adolf Hitler had to be talked into the Holocaust by a Palestinian cleric, but he's had much better luck selling a broader narrative behind that claim. The latest wave of Palestinian...

10/12/2015 - 4:30pm

    Western officials who pronounce themselves puzzled about Vladimir Putin's intentions in Syria are missing some big clues. There is a clear model for the campaign Russia is pursuing on behalf of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, a legacy that is Putin's pride:...

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