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Video: Deterring U.S. Enemies in Cold War II with Cliff May

January 26, 2023

Russia’s war against Ukraine makes sense if one recognizes that Vladimir Putin sees himself as a modern czar, obligated to restore the Russian empire. So Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C. think tank, told participants in a Jewish Policy Center webinar January 26. Putin in 2005 lamented […]

Walk Like an Israeli

January 12, 2023

Imagine if Pope Francis said: “Only Christians are permitted in the Vatican! No Muslims and no Jews!” The “international community” would be outraged. But the pontiff would never say that. Muslims and Jews are welcome in the Vatican. Imagine if Israelis said: “Only Jews are permitted on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount! No Muslims and no Christians!” […]

President Trump’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy

January 11, 2019

“We remain a nation at war.” President Trump’s new National Strategy for Counterterrorism, released in early October, begins with that simple statement of fact. Despite the West’s victories in the several major wars of the 20th century, the 21st century is not an age of peace. It is yet another age of conflict. We don’t […]

Hamas’s Other War

Israel and the War of Ideas

Clifford D. May