America the Afterthought

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There are many adjectives that might aptly describe the Obama administration’s Syria policy, but “coherent” is not among them. The administration’s desperation to avoid involving the U.S. military in another…
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The Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Dodge

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One the most remarkable news items I’ve read lately is Haaretz’s report on a conversation between an Israeli and “a well-known Egyptian statesman…who held top positions in the past and…
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Treaties, Textbooks, and Ties

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Whenever I express optimism about the incremental improvements in Israel’s relations with the Arab world, I always get the same question: How can I be optimistic about relations with countries…
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The Peace Process that Matters

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I just returned from a few weeks in America, where the only thing from Israel that makes the news is the ongoing Palestinian violence. So it was a pleasant surprise…
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Terrorism at Sea

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U.S. counterterrorism officials are expert at defending against the last terrorist attack, hence the obsession with water bottles and other liquids at American airports. That’s not to say that the…
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