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The EU's Magical Thinking On The Israeli-Arab Conflict

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 18, 2018

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.”


Jamil Jaffer: The Iran Nuclear Deal Under Trump

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Constitution Daily
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the complex history of Iran-US relations, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Deal, and constitutional issues implicated as a result.
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The First Pro-Israel Administration

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, May 17, 2018

After Hamas terrorists kidnapped and murdered three Israel teens (one of them Israeli-American), Barack Obama urged Israel not to “destabilize the situation.” Secretary of State John Kerry warned that, “The perpetrators must be brought to justice... without destabilizing the situation.” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psak told, "Both sides to exercise restraint and avoid the types of steps that could destabilize the situation."


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Trump Is Right On Iran."

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US Allies Fret About Losing Iran Business

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The Hill
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal could create a financial quagmire for U.S. allies who are suddenly at risk of being caught in economic sanctions.


Abbas Milani: California’s Opioid Crisis, Iran Nuclear Deal, Archer (11:35)

interview with Abbas Milanivia KQED
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal and if pulling out of the deal has caused an increase in violence in the Middle East.


Latest Moves Show Trump Grasps The Realities Of The Middle East

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Hill
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

During the past week, U.S. policy in the Middle East has taken on a sharper profile due to the coincidence of two major events. On May 8, President Trump announced the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as “the Iran deal." Less than a week later, on Monday, the American embassy opened in Jerusalem.

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Trump Is Right On Iran

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 14, 2018

The United States is no longer “leading from behind” in the Middle East.

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Defending the Nation With Secretary of Defense James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 14, 2018

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis discusses the issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and around the globe.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Uncommon Knowledge
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Defending The Nation With Secretary Of Defense James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 14, 2018

In his first televised interview in almost a year, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss a wide range of issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and across the globe.