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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...

Palestinian Leadership After Abbas — Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Eric Rozenman
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is 83, a heavy smoker with a history of heart problems and, a decade ago, prostate cancer. He was...

The Palestinian Authority’s ‘Day Of Rage’ Over The U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Smacks Of...

Shoshana Bryen
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has called for a “Day of Rage” to protest the opening of the American Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. “Days...

Missile Attacks Reflect Changing Strategic Landscape

Stephen Bryen
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marched in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Immortal Regiment in memory of Russian fighters who died in...

What Happens When ‘Most People’ Are Right About Iran?

Shoshana Bryen
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s declared position is that it does not want nuclear weapons and never has. Which is good, because the 2015...

Mission Accomplished?

Shoshana Bryen
It was either very brave or very foolish to adopt the “Mission Accomplished” slogan that hung behind President George W. Bush as he stood...

Syria: Fighting over the Corpse

Shoshana Bryen
The Syrian government's chemical attack on civilians in the rebel-held suburb of Douma this weekend is the complete responsibility of the war criminal Bashar Assad, his...

Yemen’s Ambassador Faults Iran

Eric Rozenman
Iran uses Houthi tribal militia “as a proxy” to block peace in war-torn Yemen, that country’s ambassador to the United States said in Washington,...

Never Again. In Syria?

Shoshana Bryen
“Never Again” was a rallying cry for Jews after the Holocaust. Never again would Jews be defenseless – force-marched, starved, and gassed, waiting to...

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