November 20, 2012 The Gaza Strip faces tight restrictions from Israel, and this has led to an elaborate system of smuggling tunnels linked to neighboring Egypt. National Geographic examines the tunnels in a piece that has appeared just as Gaza has returned to the forefront of the news.
November 20, 2012 Despite the diplomatic push and despite the rumors of imminent peace, there was no cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Cairo to try to broker a deal.
November 20, 2012 The escalation of hostilities between Hamas and Israel has put post-Arab Spring Egypt's relationships to the test. Gary Varvel sees Israel getting the short end of the deal, while Paresh Nath thinks Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi faces a difficult task.