The United States has been trying to build support for its case that its targeted killings should be considered legal. Human Rights Watch has been trying to resist this effort. This clash offers us deeper insights into how the global rules of the game are determined.
The nuclear threat posed by Iran has brought Israel and the Gulf States closer together. This nascent tacit security regime allows these countries to address the common threat while sidestepping the more intractable issue of Palestinian statehood.