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Part 2: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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How the first global conflict was fought and won.

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Iran Thrives In The Levant On Weakened States Threatened By Sunni Radicalism

by Fabrice Balanche via The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The announced defeat of the Syrian rebellion and the Islamic State is favoring the extension of Iranian influence in the Levant. The Iranian corridor between Beirut and Tehran via Baghdad and Damascus is now a reality. Territorial continuity was achieved symbolically at the end of May 2017, when Iranian-funded Shia militias joined on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border north of al-Tanf. In Iraq, Iranian allies Syria and Lebanon dominate; people support them out of fear, default, or sympathy. If the West wants to fight against the Islamic Republic's influence in the Levant, it must understand the root causes pushing more and more Lebanese Christians, Iraqi Shiites, and Syrian Sunni Arabs into the Iranian camp.

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Repackaging Trump’s Iran Strategy

by Sanam Vakilvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Trump administration has articulated a much-needed strategy designed to pressure and contain the Islamic Republic of Iran’s malign regional influence, which spreads throughout Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. While reducing Iran’s imprint and leverage throughout the Middle East is indeed imperative for regional stability, the Trump administration’s methods and means will not prove successful because its strategy is zero sum against Tehran and a perpetuation of the traditional American approach to dealing with the Islamic Republic.

Jerusalem
Analysis and Commentary

Stop Paying Diplomatic Danegeld To Palestinian Arabs

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

President Trump last Wednesday announced that the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that work will start on physically moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The uproar over this announcement epitomizes the futility and duplicity that for seven decades has fed the lies lying at the heart of the conflict between Israel and Arabs. 

Featured AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Countering Iran While Retreating

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time has almost run out for the United States to deny the Islamic Republic hegemony in the northern Middle East. The clerical regime has the high ground and the Americans are, at best, slowing Iranian advances. The approximately two thousand troops Washington has reportedly deployed to Syria, mostly in the north and the southeast, have prevented the Tehran–Moscow–Damascus axis from dominating all of the strategic locations in the country. But if President Trump really did tell Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he will cut military aid to the Syrian Kurds, the most reliable of America’s disparate anti-Islamic State “partners on the ground,” and he meant it, it’s a decent guess America’s military presence will diminish.

Analysis and Commentary

The Caravan: Rolling Back Iran

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Issue 1716 of The Caravan is now available online.

In the News

Trump's Jerusalem Decision Is A Foreign Policy Move Without Purpose

quoting Kori Schakevia SF Gate
Monday, December 11, 2017

Contrary to passionate advocates on both sides who paint President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as either a master stroke or a catastrophe, we've suggested that it is less than meets the eye - and indicative of a non-policy-based foreign policy.

Interviews

Jamil Jaffer On International Edition (4:38)

interview with Jamil Jaffervia VOA News
Monday, December 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer weighs in on President Trump’s Israel policy and other recent national security developments.

Part 2: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson
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Part 2: The Second World Wars With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How the first global conflict was fought and won.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Iraqi Government Declares Victory Over ISIS

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses Iraq and whether ISIS is still a threat in Iraq. Skinner talks about Secretary of Defense Mattis's and the Trump Administration's new strategy and approach to defeating ISIS.

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