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Middle East Vibrations

Shoshana Bryen
In the movie, the WWII commandoes evade the enemy, scale the mountain, enter the fortress, plant the explosives designed to wreck the guns used...

Abraham Accord Makes Iran Desperate

Shoshana Bryen
Think of Iran as a lobster body with two pincer arms. The north pincer is commonly referred to as the “Shiite Crescent,” stretching from the...

The ‘Peace Processoriat’ Was Wrong for Many Reasons

Shoshana Bryen
When a key member of the professional Middle East peace processoriat acknowledges that his community might have, in fact, been wrong, it is worthwhile to read...

Peace Matters and So Does the United States

Shoshana Bryen
Journalist Drew Holden kept a list of politicians and mainstream media outlets that have been denigrating, downplaying and outright mocking President Donald Trump's approach...

Lukashenka, Belarus, Putin, and Navalny

Bruce Jones
Ed. Note: The turmoil in Belarus, a strategically located post-Soviet state, has been under-reported in the American press – busy as it is with...

The Middle Eastern Wall Crumbles

Shoshana Bryen
U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy successes in the Middle East consist primarily of opening artificial floodgates and allowing for the passage of political currents...

U.S. Navy Upping Its Game to Beat China

Stephen Bryen
The US Navy is starting to deploy new anti-ship missiles and is improving its missile defenses in response to the challenge from China after...

Israeli Firm Points Laser Sights on Low-Tech Enemies

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Sometimes, your enemy is really big. Departments and ministries of defense spend billions on ships, planes, tanks and very large guns to meet very...

Saving Lebanon

Shoshana Bryen
It was hard to miss the videos of the double explosion in Beirut. The first one was really big; the second was eye-poppingly enormous!...

American Troops Pulled From Germany As NATO Falters

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The first troop reductions in Germany under President Donald Trump’s order have taken place, and many in the national security community are aghast, even...

Trusteeship: Giving Lebanese Independence a Chance, Finally

Shoshana Bryen
Beirut International Airport had a power outage, forcing at least one plane to abort its landing. Word is the airport will be subjected to periodic...

Is Iran’s Mahan Air a ‘Terrorist Airline?’

Stephen Bryen
While much coverage of Friday’s incident involving American fighter jets and an Iranian commercial airline appears to put the blame on the US, a...

What America’s Enemies Can Learn from the 2020 Pandemic

Shoshana Bryen July 29, 2020
The coronavirus that caused the global COVID-19 pandemic very likely originated in a Chinese government biological weapons research laboratory. Shoshana Bryen, senior director of...

Visiting Auschwitz is Not the Answer

Shoshana Bryen
American Jews are making a mistake. When Philadelphia Eagles football player DeSean Jackson made blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, Jewish Patriots player Julian Edelman invited him to visit...

Fifty-two Years Late Isn’t Too Late

Shoshana Bryen
As Israel considers how and when to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria—drawing its map in cooperation with the United States and...

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