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What comes next in Gaza and Israel?

What comes next in Gaza and Israel?

Our writers think through the possible futures that await the region. Marcus Yam / Getty December 27, 2023, 5 PM ET This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Nearly three months into the Israel-Hamas war, our writers think through the possible futures that await the region. First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: How This Ends Weeks after Hamas’s attacks on Israel, amid the ensuing war in Gaza, my colleague Franklin Foer published an article titled “Tell Me How This Ends.” “The Israeli operation faces the same question that ultimately vexed the American project in Iraq,” he wrote: “What comes next?” Two months later, the questions that Frank raised about the future of the region are no easier to answer, and the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to rise. I’ve come back to the guiding inquiry of Frank’s article many times in recent …