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America’s Real Enemy in the Middle East – Iran

Shoshana Bryen
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress and the presidents alike have had no sustained policy review to establish militarily achievable objectives, coherent...

Finally Signs of Hope for Venezuela?

Shoshana Bryen
Is it too soon to cheer for the Venezuelan people, who have taken their future into their own hands – at grave risk?  Is it...

US Army Buys Israel’s Iron Dome for Tactical Missile Defense

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
If necessity is the mother of invention, Israel has come up with missile defense systems that meet its necessities and which others are now keen...

Israel’s Sovereignty on the Golan Heights: Why Now?

Shoshana Bryen
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made a public declaration of Israel's interest in having the United States recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.  Senators...

Iran’s War in Yemen: America’s problem

Shoshana Bryen
“The Senate voted... to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen,” wrote the New York Times in a recent article that never mentioned Iran,...

Trump Declares Victory in Syria Too Soon

Shoshana Bryen
In the midst of the Vietnam War, Sen. George Aiken is reported to have said, "Let's just declare victory and get out."  In October, President...

How America Helps Hezbollah

Shoshana Bryen
The terror organization Hezbollah has built tunnels from Lebanese territory into northern Israel; the intention was infiltration. It turns out, however, that Israel Defense...

Inconvenient Truths about Climate Change

Paul Driessen
Thousands of politicians, bureaucrats and activists joined a few dozen actual scientists in Katowice, Poland for a two-week climate extravaganza the first part of...

The Russians and the Kerch Bridge: What Would Reagan Do?

Shoshana Bryen
Every story has a starting point. Don't start with the Russian capture this week of two (or three) Ukrainian ships and the injury to...

Debate Over American Exceptionalism Is Over

Eric Rozenman
American nationalism was indicted as a cover for xenophobia and racism in the midterm elections. Yet, absent U.S. nationalism’s strongly positive side, the related...

How Hamas Wins

Shoshana Bryen
That’s the worst sentence to write: Hamas wins. The people of the Gaza Strip lose. The people of Israel lose. The State of Israel...

The Many Faces of Jew-Hatred

Ruth Wisse
In the wake of the shooting in Pittsburgh, a volley of voices called for more of this or that—armed guards or gun control, barring...

American Interests After the Khashoggi Murder

Shoshana Bryen
Now that the first blast of hot air is gone, it may be possible to discuss l’Affaire Khashoggi rationally. First, the stipulations: Jamal Khashoggi should...

Why Israel? Because Iran

Shoshana Bryen
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS ROSS spent the U.S. Navy’s 243rd birthday in Ashdod, Israel; it was quite a party. American Ambassador David Friedman and Prime Minister Benjamin...

UNESCO: Why the United States Needs to Watch Out

Shoshana Bryen
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), regarding international interest in preserving historic sites in Israel, is a sham. Its work consists...

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