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Trump’s Middle East Plan to Undermine the PA

Shoshana Bryen
The Trump administration’s presentation of an economic plan — rather than a political plan — for the Palestinians was generally mocked or dismissed. As...

Arrow – and Israel – in Alaska

Shoshana Bryen
The recent Arrow 3 missile test in Alaska, announced on Sunday, was nearly taken out by a rogue. Not a rogue missile, mind you, but a...

The Non-Coincidence of Russian-Chinese Strategic Cooperation

J.E. Dyer
If you went by Western media coverage, you’d ignore the fact that Iran test-launched a Shahab-3 ballistic missile on, specifically, Wednesday, 24 July 2019, and North...

Antisemitism Avoidance at The Washington Post

Eric Rozenman
When journalists ditch their trade’s “who, what, when, where, why and how” in the third paragraph for “something bigger,” news seekers should see red...

Patiently Squeezing Iran

Shoshana Bryen
What appears to be an oil tanker war brewing in the Red Sea and beyond, including the downing of an Iranian drone by a...

The Bahrain Conference

Ambassador Richard Schifter
Discussions of last week's Bahrain Conference have stressed the point that the Conference was designed to deal only with economic issues.  It was to be followed by a conference...

When the World Starts Today

Shoshana Bryen
For Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, the world must start fresh every day. That would explain her ignorance on Iran. “None of this would be...

The True Status of the Territories

Shoshana Bryen
U.S. policy toward the Middle East swings substantially depending upon the occupant of the Oval Office, but some hoary myths persist year after year....

Making Real Arab-Israeli Peace at the Bahrain Conference

Shoshana Bryen
The return of Israel to election mode is no reason to change the Trump administration's plans for the U.S.-led economic conference set for Bahrain in late...

One Man vs. the Tanks

Jeff Jacoby
Thirty years ago, on June 4, 1989, the Communist dictators of China slaughtered thousands of unarmed protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Like the assassination...

Venezuela’s Slide from Democracy

Michael Johnson
The slow degradation of democracy in Venezuela has culminated in a political crisis unparalleled in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st century. The regime...

Is 100% wind-based electricity even possible?

Paul Driessen
A Maryland Jewish congregation recently prepared a guide to help members switch to 100% wind-generated electricity. The DC city council has taken a “preliminary...

Orbán at the White House

Shoshana Bryen
Despite the fact that the Trump administration has spent two years communicating its concerns with Hungary regarding academic freedom, anti-Semitism, and other illiberal positions...

Run, Hide, or Fight: A Poor Strategy for an Active Shooter

Stephen Bryen
The FBI model, endorsed by many security professionals in the United States and abroad proposes that in the case of an Active Shooter those...

How Israel Can Return Security to its South

Jeremiah Rozman
“The job of a soldier is to be killed before a citizen is killed.” This is a rough translation of the sentence spoken by...

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