If the U.S ... recognizes the Golan Heights ... as Israeli territory, this would ... cause huge frustration among the Arab world, comparable to the discontent evoked by the White House decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Washington's exit from the deal and its revision is not the end of the world.
If the president wants sanctions to work he should use them as a scalpel, not as a blunderbuss.
For the president, politics is a game based on lies and one-sided decisions.
If there is a region in the world where tensions could lead to conflicts with terrible consequences, it is the Middle East. Washington, the principal ally of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and Moscow, ally of Iran and Syria, should act soon to lessen the tension.
The American president began his term on the right track with the dramatic U.S. attack on Syria in April that gained him much praise. But subsequent U.S. actions have been far less impressive.