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A Plan To Start Disentangling Israel And The Palestinians

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Comprehensive solutions to the conflict are probably out of reach. Incremental improvements aren’t.
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The Limits Of The Indirect Approach

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In October 2017, the Trump administration rolled out its long-anticipated policy to counter Iranian expansionism in the region. The policy pays significant attention to Hezbollah, Iran’s principal instrument of regional power projection. After eight years of American courtship of Iran, which drastically elevated its regional position, pushing back against Tehran and its proxies was always going to be a formidable challenge.

In the News

The Distinctive Cruelty Of Killing Worshipers

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia The Atlantic
Friday, November 24, 2017

A mosque attack that killed more than 300 people in Egypt stands out for its ruthlessness, but not for the sinister targeting of the faithful.

In the News

Niall Ferguson: Four Reasons To Worry

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Money Week (UK)
Friday, November 24, 2017

Professor Niall Ferguson of Harvard University says he “was all but pelted with bread rolls” in 2006 for warning that the world could end up like Japan: “fending off deflation with monetary and fiscal expedients” amid stagnating growth. 

Analysis and Commentary

Saudi Upheaval May Sow Seeds Of Economic Growth, Liberalization

by Timothy Kanevia Hill
Friday, November 17, 2017

The news out of Lebanon is confusing: Prime Minister Saad Hariri abruptly resigned during a trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia earlier this month.


America's Indispensable Friends

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, November 16, 2017

As long as the U.S. remains good to weaker but humane states located in dangerous neighborhoods, it will remain great as well.

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Propaganda Wars: The Rise And Fall Of The ISIS Media Machine

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Thursday, November 16, 2017

During World War II English-speaking female broadcasters taunted Allied soldiers, who nicknamed the anonymous radio personalities “Tokyo Rose” and “Axis Sally.” GIs would often listen to the broadcasts for the entertaining music, mostly ignoring the outlandish claims and overt propaganda directed their way.

Milani discusses echoes of the Iranian evolution in Egypt

Stanford Alumni Association Honors Abbas Milani, ‘A Great Stanford Ambassador,’ With 2017 Lyman Award

featuring Abbas Milanivia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

At an award dinner this evening, the Stanford Alumni Association will present the 2017 Richard W. Lyman Award to Abbas Milani, the director of Iranian Studies, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

In the News

United Airlines Suspends Flights To Smog-Filled Delhi

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia The Times of India
Saturday, November 11, 2017

The capital's toxin air is making it a virtual no-go destination for people from cleaner environs.

Analysis and Commentary

From India To Israel, Making Beautiful Music

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Zubin Mehta discusses Wagner, Mahler and the evolution of the Jewish state in the half-century since he adopted it.