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Giving Air-Defense System to Syria Threatens Broader War

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The delivery of Russian S-300 air defenses to Syria threatens to broaden the war, as these advanced systems could allow wider scope for a...

Taking an Axe to the “Peace Process”

Shoshana Bryen
The Trump administration has restored the United States to the position of honest broker – emphasis on "honest" – and taken a hatchet to...

The Threat that Must be Named

Eric Rozenman and Shoshana Bryen
Psychiatrists tell their patients they have to “name their fears.” A fear that cannot be named cannot be understood or faced. An unnamed threat...

Winding Down the Syrian Civil War

Shoshana Bryen
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has managed to live next door to it without being part of it....

How the World Really Views Israel

Shoshana Bryen
Israel and the Iroquois Nation came together this week -- In Israel -- at the Lacrosse World Championship. The Iroquois Nation team was subjected to enormous...

Poland’s History Hangs Heavy; So Does its Present

Eric Rozenman
“The past is never dead. It isn’t even past,” William Faulkner famously wrote. While he was writing of his native Mississippi, he could have...

U.S. Needs to Draw a Line in the Sand with Iran over Yemen

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Yemen’s political-military mess cannot be solved now, or anytime in the foreseeable future, despite the UN announcement of another negotiated deal to halt the fighting –...

Wrecking NATO

Shoshana Bryen
The Washington Post headline blared, "Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe."  The Post fears that President Trump's diplomacy will benefit Vladimir Putin to...

The “Peace Plan” is Coming

Shoshana Bryen
A new Middle East “peace plan” is gestating and, according to the Trump administration itself, nearly ready to hatch. It is easy to be cynical....

Building the Deal with North Korea

Shoshana Bryen
The first pundit responses to President Donald Trump’s agreement with Kim Jong-un for the denuclearization of North Korea have leaned heavily on a series of inept comparisons...

Who Sanctions Russia? Not Germany

Shoshana Bryen
President Trump is taking flak for having introduced a subject to the G-7 meeting that our European friends wanted to keep under the table....

Walking on a Wire

Shoshana Bryen
As President Trump prepares for his summit with Kim Jong-un, there is no telling how it will go, but go it will. The president has...

Stay Out of Yemen

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The United States is already militarily involved in Yemen, with special forces targeting al-Qaeda and Islamic State operatives who are then attacked by American drones.  Thus far,...

Making the Iranians Mad

Shoshana Bryen
  When Ronald Reagan proposed the "Zero-Zero Option" for no intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe, the pundits – and the Europeans – said, "The...

Layla and Ammar: A Gaza Story

Shoshana Bryen
A child who has suffered death is always to be mourned; the ruin of another is to be mourned, as well. The stories of...

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