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‘Money Laundering’ for Terrorists

Shoshana Bryen
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been meeting with American, European and Israeli government representatives to end-run both the American Taylor Force Act (anti-"pay for...

The Lebensraum Factor in Xi Jinping’s Strategy for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Guermantes Lailari
The title of this article evokes memories of the beginning of World War II and reveals one method dictators use to increase their power. ...

This Hand and That Hand: The Biden Administration on Iran

Shoshana Bryen
The media is full of news about American airstrikes on Iranian-supported militias in Syria. Yes—it is a big deal and an appropriate measure—but if...

Faulty U.S Intel Report on Khashoggi to Woo Iran

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian place where religious leaders have tremendous power and the royal family has more. Its standards for justice are not...

Who Killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is dead. That much seems to be true. But how—and more importantly, why—the Iranian nuclear scientist died is a mystery, despite the...

Yemen: Watch the Magician

Shoshana Bryen
When the magician tells you to look right, look left, because that’s where the action is. Unfortunately, Congress looked right. In a striking bipartisan vote, the...

Biden’s Already Backing Down on Iran

Jonathan S. Tobin
In his first major foreign-policy speech delivered last week, President Joe Biden sent a variety of confusing and mixed messages, but one thing was...

Founders Created Electoral College as a Check to Tyranny

Tara Ross
The 2020 presidential election felt surreal. U.S. elections typically end with certainty and acceptance as a new president is inaugurated and a new phase...

Biden Administration Raising Questions at the UN

Shoshana Bryen
U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills outlined the new American approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council....

Biden Should Build on Recent Foreign Policy Success

Shoshana Bryen
One of the "raps" on American foreign policy is that when presidents change, policy changes—and when the parties and power structures in Washington change,...

The Problem Isn’t in Palestinian Numbers

Shoshana Bryen
Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted out a number this week -- <200,000 -- that he says is the State Department estimate of “original” Palestinian...

The Birth of Civil Disobedience

Jeff Jacoby
On the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa, a Mediterranean port city in Israel’s Galilee, are my two favorite street names. They are Shifra...

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...

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