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Biden’s ‘Open Door’ to the Palestinian Authority

Dan Pollock and Sander Gerber
The Biden administration is contemplating reopening the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in Washington and restoring direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), both...

Iran’s Goals

Shoshana Bryen
What if Iran doesn't actually plan to use a nuclear weapon? What if Iran wants, as various of its officials have said over the years,...

Palestinian Elections: As In 2006, A Dangerous Idea

Elliott Abrams
In January of this year, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas did something that had not been done since 2006: scheduled an election. Indeed, he scheduled...

How Policy Reversals and Leaks Undermine Peace

Shoshana Bryen
The electricity went off at Iran's nuclear plant at Natanz just as it began to spin up its uranium enrichment centrifuges as part of "National...

Jordan’s Volatility Alerts the USA to Middle East Reality

Yoram Ettinger
Jordan’s domestic upheaval involved some Arab countries, members of the royal Jordanian family and other prominent Bedouins, who were arrested and charged with an...

Talking Won’t Solve the Iran Problem

Shoshana Bryen
The Biden administration has made clear its intention to talk with Iran. Since every negotiation has to have an endgame, consider both parties to...

‘Money Laundering’ for Terrorists

Shoshana Bryen
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been meeting with American, European and Israeli government representatives to end-run both the American Taylor Force Act (anti-"pay for...

The Lebensraum Factor in Xi Jinping’s Strategy for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Guermantes Lailari
The title of this article evokes memories of the beginning of World War II and reveals one method dictators use to increase their power. ...

This Hand and That Hand: The Biden Administration on Iran

Shoshana Bryen
The media is full of news about American airstrikes on Iranian-supported militias in Syria. Yes—it is a big deal and an appropriate measure—but if...

Faulty U.S Intel Report on Khashoggi to Woo Iran

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian place where religious leaders have tremendous power and the royal family has more. Its standards for justice are not...

Who Killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is dead. That much seems to be true. But how—and more importantly, why—the Iranian nuclear scientist died is a mystery, despite the...

Yemen: Watch the Magician

Shoshana Bryen
When the magician tells you to look right, look left, because that’s where the action is. Unfortunately, Congress looked right. In a striking bipartisan vote, the...

Biden’s Already Backing Down on Iran

Jonathan S. Tobin
In his first major foreign-policy speech delivered last week, President Joe Biden sent a variety of confusing and mixed messages, but one thing was...

Founders Created Electoral College as a Check to Tyranny

Tara Ross
The 2020 presidential election felt surreal. U.S. elections typically end with certainty and acceptance as a new president is inaugurated and a new phase...

Biden Administration Raising Questions at the UN

Shoshana Bryen
U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills outlined the new American approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council....

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