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Germany Ends Its Relationship With Hezbollah Proving Money Matters

Shoshana Bryen
The German government has pulled the plug on Hezbollah, labeling it a terrorist organization – its political “wing” as well as its military “wing” – and...
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Why the U.S. Withdrew its Bombers from Guam

Stephen Bryen
In one awkward and still unexplained step, the Pentagon is unnerving allies and friends while potentially harming the US forward deterrent in the Pacific,...

Applying Israeli Sovereignty: Changing the ‘When,’ Not the ‘What’

Shoshana Bryen
European Union foreign-policy chief Josip Borrell put forward a surprise resolution on Israel’s new government that included the following: “The E.U. does not recognize...

Remember Federalism? COVID-19 Takes us Back

Shoshana Bryen
States, jealous of their power and prerogatives when it suits, have been furious over what some governors call federal inaction on COVID-19, deliberate or not....

Lies, Damned Lies and The Washington Post’s Review of Linda Sarsour’s Memoir

Eric Rozenman
Don’t you just hate it when the word “hate” is tossed around to hide hatred? The Washington Post’s “A Muslim activist, fearless in the face...

Enemy States and Bioterrorists have Learned a lot from the COVID-19 Crisis

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The idea of biological warfare has been with us over the centuries. You can start with bits of Thucydides’ vividly ugly description the Plague...

Russia and the Middle East: Oil, War, and Peace (Audio)

Stephen Blank April 14, 2020
President Barack Obama infuriated Russians in 2014, especially leader Vladimir Putin, by calling the country a “regional power” that seized part of Ukraine out...

The Coronavirus Pandemic Versus Kim Jung-Un’s North Korea (Audio)

David Maxwel April 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has done what U.S. and U.N. sanctions have not been able to do. It has forced North Korea “to shut off...

Planning for ‘Peace’ in Afghanistan

Shoshana Bryen
In the face of a standoff between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah -- each of whom is determined to be considered the duly elected...

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...

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