from Breakingviews:

Dixon: Syrian peace process offers hope post-Paris

By Hugo Dixon
November 16, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Syrian peace process offers hope post-Paris

By Hugo Dixon
November 16, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Why Bibi won: Israel unwilling to pay the price of hope

By Amy Wilentz
March 19, 2015

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem, March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool

from The Great Debate:

Can Obama inspire youth vote in Israel?

By Bill Schneider
March 25, 2013

President Barack Obama's message to Israel last week was both powerful and urgent: You can't go on like this. The status quo is not a viable option.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

India-Pakistan – cricket, spooks and peace

March 27, 2011

cricket  refugee"Cricket diplomacy" has always been one of the great staples of the relationship between India and Pakistan. The two countries have tried and failed before to use their shared enthusiasm for cricket to build bridges, right back to the days of Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq, if not earlier.

from The Great Debate:

Why the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will go nowhere

By Guest Contributor
August 24, 2010

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The following are excerpts from STRATFOR's geopolitical weekly column by George Friedman, chief executive officer of STRATFOR, a global intelligence company. He is the author of numerous books and articles on international affairs, warfare and intelligence. His most recent book is "The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century." The opinions expressed are the author's own.

from India Insight:

Afghan endgame and fears of rise in Kashmir violence

March 31, 2010

The Indian army says rebel violence will escalate in Kashmir in summer as hundreds of militants are waiting in the Pakistani part of Kashmir to infiltrate into the Indian side and step up attacks.

from India Insight:

Kashmir marks 20 years of conflict, peace still distant

January 25, 2010

A policeman walks behind a razor wire fence near the venue of India's Republic Day celebrations in Srinagar January 25, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz KabliOne of the world's longest-running separatist insurgencies, one that has killed tens of thousands of people in Kashmir, completed two decades last month.

from AxisMundi Jerusalem:

O Hamas where art thou?

November 16, 2009

PALESTINIANS/Hamas has kept a pretty low profile in the West Bank recently--when will that change?

from AxisMundi Jerusalem:

Remembering Rabin: Commemorating or Politicking?

October 29, 2009

ISRAEL/Today marks the 14th anniversary, according to the Hebrew calendar, of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination on Nov. 4, 1995, a day that many Israelis consider a stark reminder of political and religious fissures that have yet to be healed.