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Sanctions in a Time of Pandemic

Shoshana Bryen
The Islamic Republic of Iran is fighting the Wuhan virus with its usual obfuscation, lies, denials, and accusations. Calling the virus a concerted effort by...

Trump Fills the Reserve

Shoshana Bryen
Americans have had fairly stable energy prices for the past few years, and fairly low ones, in part due to the tremendous increase in...

Warrior or Machine? AI in China and the U.S.

Stephen Bryen
The arrest of Harvard Professor Charles Lieber for failing to reveal his work for the Chinese is more than alarming. One of the world’s leading experts...

The Ayatollahs – Neither Islamic Nor Iranian, but Always Anti-American (Audio)

Richard Goldberg March 17, 2020
Lessons U.S. policy makers should have learned in dealing with Iran since the police state theocracy of ayatollahs Ruhollah Khomeini and his successor, Ali...

“Rocket Days” in Israel

Shoshana Bryen
Some of us have snow days; Israeli children have “rocket days” – if you need an explanation, you haven’t been paying attention. Children in...

Arabs and Europeans React to Trump’s Middle East ‘Vision’

Shoshana Bryen
It takes time for attitudes to change, and changing attitudes in the Middle East is a tough proposition. Moving the Europeans may prove harder. An...

Like David McCullough, Americans’ Ignorance Of History Should Keep Us Up At Night

Eric Rozenman
David McCullough, the well-known historian, couldn’t sleep. Of course, people in their 80s often experience some form of insomnia, his doctor, Thomas H. Lee,...

Trump’s Vision for the Middle East (Article + Audio)

Shoshana Bryen January 29, 2020
President Donald Trump’s Middle East “Deal of the Century” peace plan — The Vision — is 180 pages long and meticulously detailed. Read it if you...

Righteous Anger vs. Politics as Usual

Shoshana Bryen
There is anger and then there is righteous anger. Peter Finch yelling out the window, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to...

Running Up To The Peace Process

Shoshana Bryen
We have to wait until President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan is unveiled to discuss it; those already discussing are likely to be...

Who was Qassim Soleimani?

Kasim Hafeez
In the chaos of the civil war in Syria and the upheaval in Iraq, one figure was an omnipresent force. Images of him inspecting...

It’s Not ‘Antisemitism,’ It’s Jew-Hatred

Eric Rozenman
Ascribing the three murders at Jersey City’s kosher supermarket, the stabbing attack that wounded five — one grievously — at a Hanukkah celebration in...

Trump Tweets for Liberty in Iran

Shoshana Bryen
In the aftermath of the death of Qassem Soleimani last week, the torching of the Iranian consulates in Najaf and Karbala, Iraq, and the Saturday...

To Deter War With Iran, U.S. Should Use Its Asymmetric Edge: Air Power

Dave Deptula
The U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone strike that eliminated top Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani on January 3 was a measured, timely, and appropriate combat action. It...

Rent-a-Mobs Will Not Ease Khamenei’s Grim Future

Michael Ledeen
There are demonstrations all over Iran for a big goodbye to Gen. Qassem Soleimani. But the bulk of the demonstrators are there, not because they wish to pay...

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