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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...

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...

Myths and Madness in the Middle East

Aryeh Green
In the aftermath of UNSC Res. 2334, criticism has come from Right and Left, in America and Israel.  Defenders of the decision by the...

UN Resolution 242: The Linchpin of Israel’s Security

Shoshana Bryen
The 1948 restoration of Jewish sovereignty to parts of the historic Jewish homeland, under the auspices of the United Nations, was not accepted by...

Change Is Coming and Change Can Be Good

Shoshana Bryen
President-elect Trump's choice of David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel appears to be an excellent decision. It has already brought howls of protest from...

Interview: Shoshana Bryen on Issues Facing the New Administration

Shoshana Bryen
Jerome Gordon, New English Review: The Trump Administration faces compelling issues in the roiling Middle East upon inauguration on January 21, 2017.  Many of...

Pre-‘Occupied’ with Israel, U.N. Parrots Palestinian Line

Eric Rozenman
Speculation about a possible anti-Israel maneuver at the United Nations by either the Palestinian Authority or the Obama White House has retreated to the...

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