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The U.S. War in Afghanistan: First a Strategic Objective, Then the Troops

Eric Rozenman
On August 21, after months of review by his national security advisors, President Donald Trump announced his strategic objectives for U.S. forces fighting in...

Where is Israel?

Shoshana Bryen
As the president sends his envoys back to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the usual flood of voices has offered advice – do this,...

Lebanon is an Outpost of Iran

Shoshana Bryen
The United States persists in treating Lebanon as if it were a country.  Congress provides U.S. military assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)...

Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?

Stephen Bryen
There is now evidence from credible analysts that the North Korean ICBM test shot had a problem: the warhead shredded on re-entry.  That is good...

It’s about Sovereignty

Shoshana Bryen
The disgusting terror murders of two Israeli policemen (one shot in the back) on the Temple Mount, coupled with the indescribable terror murders of...

Al-Jazeera Television: A Source of Influence If Not Always News

Eric Rozenman
The diplomatic and economic impasse between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain has squeezed the United States. All five...

The Fake ‘Health Care’ Debate

Eric Rozenman
America’s “health care reform” debate is mostly fake. Confucius, who lived so long ago that famine, not obesity, menaced public health, supposedly observed that “the...

Ending the CIA Program for Syrian Rebels

Shoshana Bryen
Facing the Brutal Reality of American Syrian Policy June 2012 …Kofi Annan said that without regime change, “he future  is likely to be one of brutal oppression, massacres, sectarian...

Another Lopsided Deal

Shoshana Bryen
On Friday, two Israeli policemen were murdered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  The same day, Seth Siegel wrote in The New York Times,...

Waking Up to the Enemy

Shoshana Bryen
It was important that President Donald Trump open his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin by raising the point of Russian meddling in American...

Can We Make the Internet of Things Secure?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
In the simplest terms, Internet of Things (IoT) is the addition of some internet connectivity to everyday objects.  Security cameras, for example, previously had...

Looking the Wrong Way on Iran

Shoshana Bryen
We have been looking in the wrong direction. While the West was hoping temporarily to check Iran's nuclear aspirations, Iran was making plans to...

“Readout” from the Middle East

Shoshana Bryen
Following high-level meetings with foreign leaders, the U.S. State Department issues a "readout," an official statement to cover and characterize the event.  This week,...

Straight Talk and Palestinian ‘Intent’

Shoshana Bryen
President Donald Trump's straight talk about veneration of violence in Palestinian society has had important consequences.  It was the catalyst for Norway and Denmark...

Post-Paris: Liberals Embracing Federalism

Shoshana Bryen
If you're looking for American ingenuity and technological prowess to help resolve the climate issues that face the world, the Paris Climate Pact is...

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