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September 2, Forty Years Ago: AG’s Defence

quoting Henry A. Kissingervia Indian Express
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AG De argued it was a fundamental fallacy to suggest that free and fair elections could not be conducted if courts of the country were denied the right of “judicial review” of election disputes.

In the News

Between Iraq And A Hawk Base

quoting Kiron K. Skinnervia New York Times Magazine
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

G.O.P. presidential candidates struggle to craft a foreign policy that can please the gung-ho and win in 2016 — without overpromising military force.

In the News

Weekend Roundup: Refugees And Market Woes Put World On Edge

quoting Michael Spencevia Huffington Post
Friday, August 28, 2015

The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now.

Analysis and Commentary

Prophets Without Honor: Europe, Immigration, And Trump

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, August 31, 2015

Why a crucial problem is back in the national conversation.

In the News

World's First Nuclear Fuel Bank, Hosted By Kazakhstan, Part-Financed By Warren Buffett

quoting Sam Nunnvia Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, August 28, 2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for nuclear power stations and encourage nuclear non-proliferation.

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Cool Heads Prevail As Experts Dissect Iran Deal At OFJCC

featuring Abraham D. Sofaervia Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
Thursday, August 27, 2015

“This has divided the Jewish community. This has divided America,” said Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio program “Forum,” in his opening remarks as moderator of “What’s the Deal with the Iran Deal?”


Israel: Munich Or Helsinki

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Lawfare
Friday, August 28, 2015

Israeli control over parts of the West Bank, as well as its influence over the movement of goods and people to and from the West Bank and Gaza, is an anomaly in the modern world. Official and unofficial opposition to Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians is growing, especially in Europe.

In the News

Russia Is Sending Jihadis To Join ISIS

quoting John B. Dunlopvia Daily Beast
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Even as Washington touts its counterterrorism partnerships with Moscow, evidence points to Putin's intelligence service practically helping the Islamic State.

Related Commentary

Repeating History Yet Again

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Sunday, April 5, 2015

Helping the Mullahs make a quantum leap toward nuclear weapons capacity.

Related Commentary

Appeasing Iran Ignores the Lessons of History

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 23, 2015

The now-concluded Iran nuclear negotiations predictably reflect ancient truths of appeasement.