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Russia: Rubber Ducks and Green Paint

Shoshana Bryen
For all the hyperbole in Washington about Russian hacking, Russian disinformation, Russian influence, and Russian espionage, the really remarkable events in Russia over the...

In ‘Five-Way Chess,’ Timing is Everything for U.S., N. Korea, China, S. Korea and...

Lisa Collins
Even on the best of days, the complicated nature of domestic politics and foreign policy in Northeast Asia requires policymakers to make well-informed, strategic...

A Slippery Slope in Iraq and Syria

Shoshana Bryen
The good news is various forces are attacking ISIS (the Islamic State) and its control of territory is weakening. But as it does, historical...

The Opposite of a Two-State Solution Is Not One State

Shoshana Bryen
The so-called “two-state solution,” to subdivide the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea between independent Israel and independent Palestine, fails the...

A Bold, Common Sense UN Move for the Trump Administration

In Paris last month, diplomats reaffirmed their support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So they said. Yet, they once again...

U.S. Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The president is being asked by the Pentagon to provide U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria.  If the president is wise, he...

The Arab-Israel Conflict: Back to the Future

Shoshana Bryen
The optics, certainly, were fine. It was good to see an American president and an Israeli prime minister standing together on the podium with...

Making Policy in the New Administration

Shoshana Bryen
The Trump White House continues to receive advice – solicited and unsolicited, in letters to the editor, op-eds, essays, and policy papers – as...

Who are Those Refugees Australia Doesn’t Want?

Shoshana Bryen
It is hard to complain about Australia -- democratic, sunny, cheerful, and oh, those koalas and kangaroos. On a more serious note, Australia is...

Special Report: Close Settlement on the Land (Part III)

Eugene Rostow
Legally, politically, and strategically, the obvious solution for the Palestinian problem is peace between Israel and Jordan in accordance with Resolutions 242 and 338....
Iraqi Christian community

Immigration Priorities: Translators, and Victims of Genocide

Shoshana Bryen
If you want security clearances in the United States, the government "vets" you quite thoroughly. They begin by asking you questions and then ask...

The “Peace” Conference: An Outright Admission of Failure

Shoshana Bryen
The Paris Peace Conference was not as bad as it could have been. The British and Russian governments sent low level delegations. Some of...

Special Report: Close Settlement on the Land (Part II)

Eugene Rostow
Part II While the Permanent Court of International Justice, its successor the International Court of Justice, and many other authorities have confirmed the status of...
Jerusalem

Special Report: Close Settlement on the Land (Part I)

Eugene Rostow
The Soviet Interest The exploitation of Arab hostility to the Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate, and the existence of Israel has been a major weapon...

‘Illegal Settlements’ as Blood Libel: What Comes Next?

Eric Rozenman
Many critics of President Obama’s abstention from the recent UN Security Council vote, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s justification for this betrayal, underplayed or missed...

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