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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...

Russia: Rubber Ducks and Green Paint

Shoshana Bryen
For all the hyperbole in Washington about Russian hacking, Russian disinformation, Russian influence, and Russian espionage, the really remarkable events in Russia over the...

In ‘Five-Way Chess,’ Timing is Everything for U.S., N. Korea, China, S. Korea and...

Lisa Collins
Even on the best of days, the complicated nature of domestic politics and foreign policy in Northeast Asia requires policymakers to make well-informed, strategic...

A Slippery Slope in Iraq and Syria

Shoshana Bryen
The good news is various forces are attacking ISIS (the Islamic State) and its control of territory is weakening. But as it does, historical...

The Opposite of a Two-State Solution Is Not One State

Shoshana Bryen
The so-called “two-state solution,” to subdivide the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea between independent Israel and independent Palestine, fails the...

A Bold, Common Sense UN Move for the Trump Administration

In Paris last month, diplomats reaffirmed their support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So they said. Yet, they once again...

U.S. Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The president is being asked by the Pentagon to provide U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria.  If the president is wise, he...

The Arab-Israel Conflict: Back to the Future

Shoshana Bryen
The optics, certainly, were fine. It was good to see an American president and an Israeli prime minister standing together on the podium with...

Making Policy in the New Administration

Shoshana Bryen
The Trump White House continues to receive advice – solicited and unsolicited, in letters to the editor, op-eds, essays, and policy papers – as...

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