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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...

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,...

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