Perry is a foreign policy analyst, author and reporter living in Washington, D.C. His most recent book is The Most Dangerous Man In America, which is a biography of US General Douglas MacArthur. @markperrydc
Analysis: Israel’s prime minister has tied his nation’s future to the political success of a Bible-thumping, evolution rejecting, climate change denying, interventionist and largely evangelical American political movement.
America’s antipathy to the ICC leaves Palestinians with few supporters among a military establishment otherwise increasingly wary of Israel. Potentially far more effective would be legal action under US law, analysts suggest.
America's Israel supporters have Qatar in their crosshairs for the emirate's support of Hamas in particular. US interests in Qatar, however, are too deeply entrenched to be affected much by any media blitz.
Obama's much-derided strategy to fight the Islamic State group nevertheless reflects the widespread view in America that the US needs to do something, so long as it doesn’t include expending American lives or breaking the bank.