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Analysis and Commentary

Playing the role of victim keeps Mideast in crisis

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, August 3, 2006

Despite the claims of terrorist organizations, Israel's current two-front war is not just about land…

Israel's Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza

Israel's Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza

by Robert Zelnickvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Emmy Award-winning journalist Robert Zelnick examines Israel's disengagement from Gaza and what it might lead to in the future. He details the thought behind the policy and the impact of the loss of Ariel Sharon, analyzes the Palestinian response from both moderates and Hamas, and underscores the politically realist-minded assumptions that continue to drive the policy forward.

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Hard Pounding

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Yes, we've made mistakes in Iraq, but we can still win. By Victor Davis Hanson.
SIDEBAR: If Today's Reporters Had Been Around Then

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A World of Many Cold Wars

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

One cold war between nuclear protagonists was scary enough. A world of multiple nuclear cold wars would be the stuff of nightmares. Will we wake in time? By Niall Ferguson.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran president missing badly: Ahmadinejad's crisis deepens as he endangers the petro-loot

by Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The crisis in Lebanon has been a rude awakening for Iran's populist, fiery and forked-tongue president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…

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The Pressure Builds

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

If the dam of mass violence bursts in Iraq, U.S. forces will be unable to stop the flood. Why we must find a political, not a miltary, solution. By Larry Diamond.

Analysis and Commentary

New world disorder

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Friday, July 28, 2006

Welcome to the world's new multipolar disorder…

Analysis and Commentary

The Vocabulary of Untruth

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, July 28, 2006

A "ceasefire" would occur should Hezbollah give back kidnapped Israelis and stop launching missiles; it would never follow a unilateral cessation of Israeli bombing…

Analysis and Commentary

Middle East War: Made in Europe

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 27, 2006

When and where did this war begin…

Analysis and Commentary

It's Not World War III, but It Could Be Almost as Bad

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, July 24, 2006

This is not the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by "a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing…