Jonathan Broder

Jonathan Broder

Jonathan Broder writes about defense and foreign policy for Newsweek from Washington. He's been covering national security issues for more than two decades, including 12 years as a writer and senior editor at Congressional Quarterly. Before moving to Washington, Broder spent 20 years as an award-winning foreign correspondent in the Middle East, South Asia, China and East Asia for the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press. Broder’s writing also has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and Smithsonian magazine. He's a frequent commentator on foreign affairs for NPR and Al Arabiya TV.

Benjamin Netanyahu is Playing a Dangerous Game With Iranian Allies

The Israeli leader could spark a wider war that could not only sink his chances for reelection but also endanger U.S. troops in the Middle East—at a time when President Donald Trump is hoping to sit down with the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, to negotiate a peace deal.

Why Trump and Mohammed Bin Salman Need Each Other

The United States has overlooked human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia for more than 70 years, but no president has cozied up to the oil-rich kingdom like Donald Trump—even as he seeks to disengage from the Middle East.

Insult Tragedy

Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri makes films sympathetic to all sides in the Middle East conflict, including Israelis. It's not a recipe for big box office back home.

Hit and Missile

In Yemen, Tehran-backed rebels have secretly struck Saudi Arabia dozens of times with long-range missiles—yet another sign that Iran is winning the proxy war over the Middle East.

Will Obama Bomb ISIS in Libya?

Top military officers want the president to approve limited U.S. military strikes against the group's Libyan affiliate.