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Israel and the U.S.: Maintaining the Alliance Against Iran

Shoshana Bryen
There are three primary threads involved in Western containment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and preventing it from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities: diplomacy,...

U.S. Defenses Against Chinese Cyber Offenses

Shoshana Bryen
This has been a (literally) breathtakingly awful year in so many ways that most people are thrilled to see it gone. But do not...

Qatar and Saudi Arabia: A Gift of a Different Sort, Maybe

Shoshana Bryen
Americans tend to view the Arab world as, well, "the Arab world," and not a differentiated group of countries sharing map space and vital...

Yes, Cyber-Spying is That Bad

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The United States has been attempting to strengthen its cybersecurity since at least 1988, when it enacted the first Computer Security Act—replaced in 2002...

Morocco and Israel: Why Now?

Shoshana Bryen
Morocco and Israel have had cooperative relations for years. Israelis of Moroccan descent have traveled back to see where their families lived, and the...

Royal Commission Report Fails the People of New Zealand

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
On March 15, 2019, a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand claimed 51 lives and wounded another 40 people. A NZ Royal Commission has...

EUCOM or CENTCOM for Israel?

Shoshana Bryen
The United States is Israel’s ally of first choice. And Israel remains one of the few countries the US can rely on to defend...

Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran

Jonathan Schanzer
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu visited Saudi Arabia last week to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). The summit was historic,...

The Importance of the Quint and the Quad

Shoshana Bryen
We’re rather familiar with “the Squad,” but what about “the Quint” and “the Quad?” For now, the latter two are more likely than the...

Erekat’s Obituaries Obscure Trump’s Triumph

Lisa Schiffren
The death last week of Palestine Liberation Organization secretary and lead “peace” negotiator Saeb Erekat came at an unhappy moment for the leadership of...

A Watershed Moment for the Middle East

Shoshana Bryen
Israel's new agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, new agreements for airline overflights of countries with which Israel has no new...

While the U.S. Awaits a New President, Other Countries Face Pressure to Act

Shoshana Bryen
America's electoral drama comes at a crossroads for several of the world's most pressing security threats. While the U.S. waits for a new administration...

Saakashvili’s Return to Georgia is Not a Triumph of Democracy

Paul Joyal
Georgians go to the polls on 31 October, among their choices a candidate whose name is familiar in the West, yet someone whose candidacy...

Something to Think About

Shoshana Bryen
The Jewish Policy Center doesn’t/can’t/doesn’t want to tell people what to do. We do, however, write about both foreign and domestic policy to encourage...

What Would a China-U.S. War Look Like?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Most US-sponsored war games focus on a possible American response to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. They also dwell on “worst-case” outcomes. The Rand...

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