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Will Saudi Arabia Get the Bomb?

Last year, less than a month before Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel changed everything, Israel and Saudi Arabia were negotiating an agreement to...

08.05.2024 50

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

Stuck in Gaza

Six months after Hamas’s October 7 massacre, Israel seems stuck. Its war in Gaza has inflicted grievous blows on Hamas, and the group is unlikely to...

05.04.2024 10

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

Stuck in Gaza

Six months after Hamas’s October 7 massacre, Israel seems stuck. Its war in Gaza has inflicted grievous blows on Hamas, and the group is unlikely to...

05.04.2024 20

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

Why the Middle East Still Needs America

If there is one aspect of foreign policy that U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden share, it is this: a desire for the United...

12.03.2024 30

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

Will Gaza Ever Recover?

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic Even if Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire and it holds, normalcy...

11.03.2024 10

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Biden Walks a Fine Line With Airstrikes on Iran-Backed Militants

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic The United States launched military strikes on Iranian-backed militants...

03.02.2024 6

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Can the Palestinian Authority Govern Gaza?

At some point, the explosions and gunfire will stop, and the war in the Gaza Strip will end. Someone must then govern Gaza, but the options are poor....

05.01.2024 7

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

The 6 Lessons Israel Should Not Learn From Hamas’s Attack

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic Every conflict provides unique insights into strategy, tactics,...

04.01.2024 10

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

A Future Look Back at Israel’s War on Hamas

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic Let’s conduct a mental exercise. It’s Oct. 7, 2025, two years after...

26.12.2023 5

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Israel’s Muddled Strategy in Gaza

If devastation is the goal, Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip has been a resounding success. More than two months after Hamas killed over...

21.12.2023 30

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Tries to Walk a Fine Line on Israel-Hamas War

On Friday, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, gave his first public address since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on...

03.11.2023 7

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

The Israel-Hamas War Has Entered a ‘New Phase.’ Here’s What to Expect.

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic Israel has entered “a new phase in the war” against Hamas in Gaza,...

28.10.2023 7

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Did Hamas Ignite a Third Intifada?

Right now, Israel is consumed by the war in the Gaza Strip. Its troops are conducting raids and airstrikes that have, according to Gaza’s Hamas-run...

25.10.2023 20

Foreign Affairs

Daniel Byman

Hamas’s Strategy of Failure

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic Hamas’s bloody attack on Israel has destroyed the already-crumbling...

13.10.2023 3

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Will Hezbollah Join the War Against Israel?

News, analysis, and background on the ongoing conflict. More on this topic As Hamas fires missiles and rockets from its Gaza stronghold while its...

10.10.2023 8

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Are Ukraine’s Airstrikes in Russia Effective?

In addition to using airstrikes to attack Russian military forces on or near the battlefield, Ukraine has also conducted more than 100 attacks, mostly...

04.10.2023 2

Foreign Policy

Daniel Byman

Russia’s Gray Zone Threat after Ukraine

Russia is spent. Foreign investors and some of the country’s best minds have fled, the economy is hobbled by sanctions, and its military is bogged...

29.09.2023 4

The National Interest

Daniel Byman

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