Palestine has suffered heavy losses with an estimated 1,900 killed, yet hopes for a long-lasting peace are tenuous at best.
In spite of international condemnation and a rising death toll in Gaza, the United States' continued support of Israel poses major obstacles to reaching a ceasefire.
Steadfast diplomatic and military U.S. support helped enable Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in Gaza.
Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Heres one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before its too late.
Talking Points for the Time-Crunched
A shaky ceasefire is in place in Lebanon. Will ambiguities doom the agreement?