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Afghanistan and the Lesson Israel Learned a Long Time Ago

Shoshana Bryen
There is a lot to say about Afghanistan and people are saying it. Some of it is sad, some of it is smart and...

Congress Must Fix UNRWA’s Hamas Problem

Jonathan Schanzer and Richard Goldberg
The House Appropriations Committee this month approved the annual foreign aid bill on a party-line vote. The proposal includes the Biden administration's full request...

The Perils of Fielding Demands Instead of Conducting Diplomacy

Shoshana Bryen
It was inevitable. The Biden administration came into office bearing gifts for the Iranian regime in apparent hopes of jump-starting negotiations on a return to...

Why are we Bailing Out the Palestinians?

Shoshana Bryen
Deputy assistant secretary of state Hady Amr, Biden administration envoy to Israel and the Palestinians, went on a mission to help Palestinians.  He asked Israel...

Iran Plots to Kidnap Iranian-American Journalist from U.S. Soil

Shoshana Bryen
The Southern District of New York, the acting assistant attorney general for national security and the assistant director of the N.Y. field office of...

Biden Delivers, For Whom?

Shoshana Bryen
Seeing the region through the lens of the “Palestinian-Israeli peace process,” President Joe Biden and the U.S. State Department are backing the Palestinian Authority...

Ban Ki-Moon Gets It Wrong

Shoshana Bryen
Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of the United National, has had a thought. It is, unfortunately, not a good one. Acknowledging that the Oslo Accords...

What America Wants and What Iran Wants

Shoshana Bryen
It is the height of chutzpah to assume that others want what you want or want to help you get what you want when it isn’t...

10 Insights from the Recent Gaza War

Efraim Inbar and Eran Lerman
Only time will tell whether Israel has been successful in buying for itself some time before it needs to “mow the grass” in Gaza...

Examining America’s Culpability for COVID

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Early in the pandemic, Chinese authorities blamed COVID-19 on a pangolin in a Wuhan wet market, claiming the virus was transmitted from bats to an...

Blinken and Netanyahu: Ships Passing in the Night

Shoshana Bryen
After their meeting in Jerusalem on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made what were supposed to...

Was the U.S. Complicit in China’s Covid Research?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The Joe Biden administration closed the US State Department’s investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. But as the pandemic recedes in the United...

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...

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