Now is not the time to accept unfavorable cease-fire proposals.
A onetime Protestant firebrand, he surprised adversaries when he helped broker peace in Northern Ireland with the Good Friday pact of 1998.
To Israelis, President Biden’s visit was mostly a source of celebration of growing ties with Arab countries. For the Palestinians, Mr. Biden brought funding and sympathy — but no long-term plans.
Hussein al-Sheikh is considered a possible successor to Mahmoud Abbas, 87, the Palestinian Authority president. But as a liaison to Israel, some critics call him a “spokesman of the occupation.”
The move effectively returns to a 2014 policy that forbade the use of the weapons except in defense of South Korea.
Neither candidate has a clear plan to contain rising levels of conflict and armed violence in the countryside.
The agreement highlighted deepening ties between Israel and parts of the Arab world. Once ratified, it will remove tariffs on 96 percent of bilateral trade, the two governments said.
Kaja Kallas, the prime minister, remembers Soviet annexation and repression and sees the same brutality in occupied Ukraine, which she believes is fighting for all of Europe.
The increasing openness of Jewish life in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai is another sign of an emerging new reality in the Middle East, where Israel’s isolation by the Arab world is ebbing.
Yemen was already the Arab world’s poorest country before its civil war began in 2014. Then a Saudi-led coalition joined the fight against the Iran-backed Houthi militia, spreading the ruin.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi abdicated days after a two-month cease-fire took effect, signs that his Saudi allies may be looking for a path out of the bloodshed.
The two-month truce, brokered by the United Nations, offers hope for a reduction of violence in a war that has rattled the Arabian Peninsula and caused a humanitarian crisis.
Four Arab foreign ministers will meet in Israel’s Negev desert on Sunday, along with their U.S. counterpart. The talks mark a realignment of Middle Eastern powers, accelerated by the war in Ukraine.
The Biden administration is facing an old Cold War dilemma: Be weak or risk a world war.
The Iraq war showed us how dangerous policy driven by moral imperatives can be.
Attempts at diplomacy have hit a stone wall as President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia refuses to engage in any serious negotiation, but his endgame is unclear.
China is uniquely placed to play the role of mediator for economic, political and ideological reasons.
Three scenarios for a place where our support for the Ukrainians, our sense of our own interests and the realities of Russian power might converge.
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine reminded his Western counterparts of what was supposed to be an unforgettable lesson from Europe’s past.
We’ll miss it when it’s gone.
The trip by Naftali Bennett, the first official visit to Bahrain by an Israeli prime minister, showcased growing ties between his country and several Arab governments.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was set to fly to Bahrain on Monday in the first visit by an Israeli premier to the Gulf state, which is seen as a proxy for Saudi Arabia.
The French leader recounted his face-off with Vladimir Putin and dismissed Washington’s exchange of letters with Moscow, gambling that his diplomacy could pay off before April elections.
Kyiv is encouraging the arming of nationalist paramilitary groups to thwart a Russian invasion. But they could also destabilize the government if it agrees to a peace deal they reject.
Two days of intense diplomacy on both sides of the Atlantic leave the standoff over Ukraine with Russia frozen in place.
President Vladimir Putin said diplomatic ideas raised in a meeting by French President Emmanuel Macron were worth pursuing, but did not rule out a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In responses to Moscow’s security demands, the U.S. and NATO rejected a demand that Ukraine never join the alliance but offered more transparency on missile deployments in Eastern Europe.
A deadly mistaken ambush by soldiers seeking rebels in the country’s northeast has renewed attention on a special powers act that residents say perpetuates fear and harassment.
Liz Truss is taking charge of Brexit talks after the surprise resignation of David Frost. If she is successful, it could give her a significant political boost.
Zalmay Khalilzad, who stepped down as the envoy for Afghanistan after the U.S. exit, has defended the deal he negotiated with the Taliban during the Trump administration.
The Gulf nation will also help process visas for thousands of people trying to flee the Taliban.
The war is spiraling out of control, but peace is still possible.
The Pakistani government said it would offer amnesty for insurgents who are willing to disarm.
How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.
Short of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wants to “shrink” it. Critics say it’s just a new term for the old policies.
A treaty with rebels in 2016 called for the end of a decades-long war. But that is not the same as achieving peace, and the window for doing so may be closing.
The government has held high-level meetings with Palestinian officials and aided the Palestinians economically, a sharp change from the previous government.
In an interview, Iván Duque defended his performance amid the pandemic and social strife, which could prompt a leftward shift in elections next year.
The conduct of diplomatic relations shouldn’t rest solely on the shoulders of presidents.
The end of Pax Americana is an invitation to chaos.
In an interview before meeting with President Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he opposed U.S. efforts to restore a nuclear deal with Iran and ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians.
In 2001, when the Taliban were weak and ready to surrender, the U.S. passed on a deal. Nearly 20 years later, the Taliban hold all the cards.
Worried about the war in Afghanistan, China has stepped up diplomatic efforts with the government and the group to encourage a political settlement after the U.S. withdrawal.
The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.
It was the first time in the three decades of the tribunal’s history that officials in the wartime Serbian government were found guilty of playing a role in atrocities in neighboring countries.
“Civil war is certainly a path that can be visualized,” said Gen. Austin S. Miller, commander of the U.S.-led forces. “That should be a concern for the world.”
Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid, is determined to repair his government’s fraught relationship with Washington Democrats, but he does not necessarily speak for his own right-wing prime minister, Naftali Bennett.
Mr. Biden told President Ashraf Ghani that the United States would still offer security assistance, as well as diplomatic and humanitarian aid.
Pakistan’s prime minister on Afghanistan, India and the future of the relationship with America.
Foreign diplomats worked to calm tensions on Wednesday after the first armed exchange between Hamas and Israel since an 11-day air war in May.