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How the World Really Views Israel

Shoshana Bryen
Israel and the Iroquois Nation came together this week -- In Israel -- at the Lacrosse World Championship. The Iroquois Nation team was subjected to enormous...

Poland’s History Hangs Heavy; So Does its Present

Eric Rozenman
“The past is never dead. It isn’t even past,” William Faulkner famously wrote. While he was writing of his native Mississippi, he could have...

U.S. Needs to Draw a Line in the Sand with Iran over Yemen

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Yemen’s political-military mess cannot be solved now, or anytime in the foreseeable future, despite the UN announcement of another negotiated deal to halt the fighting –...

Wrecking NATO

Shoshana Bryen
The Washington Post headline blared, "Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe."  The Post fears that President Trump's diplomacy will benefit Vladimir Putin to...

The “Peace Plan” is Coming

Shoshana Bryen
A new Middle East “peace plan” is gestating and, according to the Trump administration itself, nearly ready to hatch. It is easy to be cynical....

Building the Deal with North Korea

Shoshana Bryen
The first pundit responses to President Donald Trump’s agreement with Kim Jong-un for the denuclearization of North Korea have leaned heavily on a series of inept comparisons...

Who Sanctions Russia? Not Germany

Shoshana Bryen
President Trump is taking flak for having introduced a subject to the G-7 meeting that our European friends wanted to keep under the table....

Walking on a Wire

Shoshana Bryen
As President Trump prepares for his summit with Kim Jong-un, there is no telling how it will go, but go it will. The president has...

Stay Out of Yemen

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The United States is already militarily involved in Yemen, with special forces targeting al-Qaeda and Islamic State operatives who are then attacked by American drones.  Thus far,...

Making the Iranians Mad

Shoshana Bryen
  When Ronald Reagan proposed the "Zero-Zero Option" for no intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe, the pundits – and the Europeans – said, "The...

Layla and Ammar: A Gaza Story

Shoshana Bryen
A child who has suffered death is always to be mourned; the ruin of another is to be mourned, as well. The stories of...

Palestinian Leadership After Abbas — Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Eric Rozenman
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is 83, a heavy smoker with a history of heart problems and, a decade ago, prostate cancer. He was...

The Palestinian Authority’s ‘Day Of Rage’ Over The U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Smacks Of...

Shoshana Bryen
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has called for a “Day of Rage” to protest the opening of the American Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. “Days...

Missile Attacks Reflect Changing Strategic Landscape

Stephen Bryen
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marched in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Immortal Regiment in memory of Russian fighters who died in...

What Happens When ‘Most People’ Are Right About Iran?

Shoshana Bryen
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s declared position is that it does not want nuclear weapons and never has. Which is good, because the 2015...

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