Passage to India

The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?

The Other Israeli Prison Swap

Bruce Riedel on the Grapel deal and whether the U.S. citizen is an Israeli spy

Sundown: Occupy Yom Kippur

Plus some reading for when you’re not eating

Saudi Arabia Is Coming For Assad

Which is something Israel should probably welcome

On the Line

Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.

Pulp Fictions

A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism

Jordan’s Islamists Back Off the King

Abdullah II has a year to make reforms, they say

Will the Real Brotherhood Please Stand Up?

Group gets a seat at the table, but what does it really want?

The Muslim Brotherhood, ‘A Major Player’

Top expert Bruce Riedel discusses Egypt and Jordan

U.S. Backing Away From Egypt’s Regime

Popular anti-government revolts convulse Israel’s neighbors

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