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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...

The Accumulation of Vibrations

Shoshana Bryen
In the movie, the Allied commandos sneak through Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia to the bridge they were assigned to blow up. After the requisite setbacks, our heroes...

Saffie Rose Russos, British Terror Victim, and the President

Shoshana Bryen
President Donald Trump, speaking in Riyadh, named Iran as a source of terrorism and destruction in the Middle East.  At the same time, he...

The Best Way to Get Regime Change in North Korea

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Recent American experience with regime change has been starkly unsuccessful. The Bush administration’s mismanagement, compounded by President Obama’s decision to abandon the country, left Iraq...

U.S. Institute of Peace: Targeted by Budget-Cutters, Praised by Military, Hard to Evaluate

Eric Rozenman
In March, the Trump administration proposed defunding the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), thereby saving taxpayers $35.5 million annually. Some members of Congress and...

The President Goes to Israel

Shoshana Bryen
It is worth getting out of the weeds of Washington on occasion and looking at the big picture. This is one of those occasions. President...

“Palestine” is Already a “Failed State”

Shoshana Bryen
The impending visit of Mahmoud Abbas to Washington on Wednesday coupled with moves on Capitol Hill to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority...

Iran’s Compliance with 2015 Nuclear Deal is Suspect

Eric Rozenman
On April 18, the Trump administration notified Congress that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear weapons agreement it negotiated with the United States,...

A 5-Step Path to Arab-Israel Peace

Aryeh Green
In early 2014, I hiked the Israel National Trail, a 600-mile trek through the Negev desert, the mountains of the Galil, the hills of...

Close the PLO Office in DC

Shoshana Bryen
British exchange student Hannah Bladon was stabbed to death on a Jerusalem light rail train last Friday. Her murderer was identified as an East...

Punishment as a Foreign Policy

Shoshana Bryen
The goal of American foreign policy should be to make our friends more secure and our adversaries less secure. The balance of countries then...

Why Did Assad Use Nerve Gas?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
It is hard to explain why Bashar Assad used nerve gas -- probably Sarin -- in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s northern...

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