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Rebuild What With Whom?

Shoshana Bryen
Video has emerged of Palestinians fighting on the grounds of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, also known as the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The AP...

About Those ‘DOA’ Abraham Accords

Shoshana Bryen
It is hard to be against a peace agreement. Really hard. But the Biden Administration is giving it a go. White House Press Secretary Jen...

Withholding Weapons from Israel Makes the US Weak

Shoshana Bryen
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a group of like-minded colleagues want to sink the proposed $735-million sale of a Boeing-built arms guidance kit to Israel.  The Joint...

Live Near Hipsters, Vote Like Mormons

Dr. Tevi Troy
Decades ago, the late Milton Himmelfarb famously summed up the Jewish vote by saying “Jews earn like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans,” suggesting...

Palestinian Miscalculations Have Led to a New War

Shoshana Bryen
Things tend to run together in the Middle East. Right now, Sheikh Jarrah, Palestinian elections, the Hamas-Fatah civil war, the Abraham Accords, U.S. recognition...

Begging for American Interference

Shoshana Bryen
Military officers in democratic countries have a difficult mission: to protect the people and to wage war at the command of their governments. It...

Democratic Norms Come First

Shoshana Bryen
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, with regard to elections in South America, tweeted earlier this month: "I recall @POTUS saying: 'Democracy is fragile. That it must always...

Biden’s ‘Open Door’ to the Palestinian Authority

Dan Pollock and Sander Gerber
The Biden administration is contemplating reopening the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in Washington and restoring direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), both...

Iran’s Goals

Shoshana Bryen
What if Iran doesn't actually plan to use a nuclear weapon? What if Iran wants, as various of its officials have said over the years,...

Palestinian Elections: As In 2006, A Dangerous Idea

Elliott Abrams
In January of this year, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas did something that had not been done since 2006: scheduled an election. Indeed, he scheduled...

How Policy Reversals and Leaks Undermine Peace

Shoshana Bryen
The electricity went off at Iran's nuclear plant at Natanz just as it began to spin up its uranium enrichment centrifuges as part of "National...

Jordan’s Volatility Alerts the USA to Middle East Reality

Yoram Ettinger
Jordan’s domestic upheaval involved some Arab countries, members of the royal Jordanian family and other prominent Bedouins, who were arrested and charged with an...

Talking Won’t Solve the Iran Problem

Shoshana Bryen
The Biden administration has made clear its intention to talk with Iran. Since every negotiation has to have an endgame, consider both parties to...

‘Money Laundering’ for Terrorists

Shoshana Bryen
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been meeting with American, European and Israeli government representatives to end-run both the American Taylor Force Act (anti-"pay for...

The Lebensraum Factor in Xi Jinping’s Strategy for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Guermantes Lailari
The title of this article evokes memories of the beginning of World War II and reveals one method dictators use to increase their power. ...

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