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The Solace of Poor U.S.-Israel Relations

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Things are not always as simple as they seem; the current crisis in U.S.-Israel relations has a silver lining. Four observations, all derived from historical patterns, prompt this conclusion.

A glimmer in Poland’s darkness

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

For the bereaved, this is a time for hearts opened in sympathy, not minds hastening with historical reflections. For Poland, however, and for Europe, there is already a glimmer of hope discernible in the darkness.

Chinese influence in U.S. schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

How do you feel about the government of China paying for American public schools to teach our kids Mandarin?

The EU is subsidising Greece

via Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 12, 2010

The EU bailout of Greece has laid bare important truths about the eurozone. When the chips were down, it was Berlin that blinked, not Athens. The strong proved not so strong, and the weak not so weak.

How to Build on the Start Treaty

by George P. Shultzvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 10, 2010

By William J. Perry and George P. Shultz

Afghanistan and the Decline of American Power

by Fouad Ajamivia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, April 9, 2010

President Obama's "war of necessity" in Afghanistan increasingly has to it the mark of a military campaign disconnected from a bigger political strategy.

The Tories can’t muzzle election talk of Europe

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

'We should be committed to a stronger European voice in the world," he says. "It is the common will to act together that is decisive." But unfortunately "European unity is lacking on so many issues". Who is this speaking? Jacques Delors?

When Israel Stood Up to Washington

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

As U.S.-Israel tensions climb to unfamiliar heights, they recall a prior round of tensions nearly thirty years ago, when Menachem Begin and Ronald Reagan were in charge. In contrast to Binyamin Netanyahu's repeated apologies, Begin adopted a quite different approach.

Can Sarkozy Justify Banning the Veil?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 5, 2010

Last month, in a speech from the Elysée Palace, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced his intention to enact a ban on the full Muslim veil.

Obama’s nuke deal with Russia: unprecedented but incomplete

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As Politico has pointed out, the Obama administration has a tendency to describe their every action as "unprecedented." In the case of the U.S.-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, this is a


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