Requiem for a War

Jonathan Spyer

The Syrian Civil War threw the country, as well as the entire region, into chaos and bloodshed. A new book attempts to sift through its tumultuous legacy.

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

Jonathan Spyer

A new book argues for the historic significance of the Arab Spring. Does it succeed?

What Happened to Us?

Arash Azizi

The story of the modern Middle East seen through the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Madam Zona: A Memoir

Payam Feili Sara Khalili

An excerpt from Payam Feili's memoir about life as an Iranian asylum seeker in Israel.

Our Men in Al Sham: An Interview with Seth Frantzman and Jonathan Spyer

Samuel Thrope

An interview with Seth Frantzman and Jonathan Spyer about their experiences reporting from Syria and Iraq.

The Jews of Iran

Haggai Ram

A new book looks at the story of the Jews of Iran in the twentieth century.

The Rising Juggernaut of the Greater Middle East

Noam Backner

A mixture of global ambitions and domestic policies has led China to undermine the “Washington consensus” in the Middle East.

The Distortion of Palestine

Alex Stein

One principle seems to be guiding "Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History": The minimization and marginalization of the role Jews played in the history of Palestine.