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Analysis and Commentary

The Oslo Accords And The Failures Of Idealistic Internationalism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, September 21, 2018
Twenty-five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat stood in front of Bill Clinton in the White House Rose Garden and shook hands to mark their signing of the Oslo Accords. This pact included handing part of Judea and Samaria to the control of Palestinian Arabs. A year later the Palestinian Authority was created as the controlling authority that still governs part of the so-called West Bank.
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Honors, Happenings, Comings And Goings — July 2018

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia The Jewish News of Northern California
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Former Secretary of State George Shultz was part of a panel discussion at the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Northwest Region event in late June at Stanford University, co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, the Hoover Institution and Hillel at Stanford.

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John Brennan

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Eurasia Review
Sunday, July 29, 2018

In a previously published article in December 2016 I detailed the disastrous tenure of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan and his quest to appease President Obama, John Kerry and Obama’s former national security apparatus by pushing for the Iran nuclear deal.

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In Tehran, Economic Protests Flare As Iran's Currency Plunges

quoting Abbas Milanivia WNCW
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Iran's capital has been racked by protests this week over a plunge in the value of the country's currency, the rial. Crowds at one point shut down Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar, an economic center and a place where the 1979 revolution gained footing.


Israel Can Ease Gaza Tensions, But So Must The U.N.

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, June 7, 2018

In mid-May, freelance journalist Ahmed Abu Artema, an organizer of "Gaza’s Great Return March," emphasized in a New York Times op-ed the peaceful intentions of a movement that has sparked violence since late-March and led to dozens of Palestinians killed and thousands injured by Israel in defense of its border.


Victor Davis Hanson: Nukes Are Not Forever, Europe Doesn't Work, And Growth Is The Best Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Ten Paradoxes Of Our Age."

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The Descent Of Syria Into The Abyss

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

“Greetings, softer than the breeze of Barada …. I send my tears, which will never dry, O Damascus.” The opening line of Ahmed Shawqi’s famous poem was written as news of the Syrian defeat by the French in 1920 reached Egypt. Less than two years earlier, Faisal I had entered Damascus and raised the flag of Arab nationalism. The jubilation was felt across the Levant. 

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The Syrian Crisis: Strategic Challenges For The United States

by Itamar Rabinovichvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Syrian crisis, which since 2011 has been the focal issue in the Middle East, has now entered a new phase, confronting the United States with fresh challenges. From the early stages of its evolution, the Syrian crisis has unfolded on three levels: domestic, regional and international. The Assad regime's success in capturing Aleppo in late 2016 marked a turning point in the war's domestic dimension. 

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Why Offense Is The Best Defense Against Russia And Iran In Syria

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In January, the Trump administration unveiled its strategy for Syria. In an address at the Hoover Institution, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out five key objectives, in the process, made clear that the top priority was containing Iran.  The US, he said, would deny Iran the “arch” it is building from Tehran to the Mediterranean, and it would prevent Iran from using Syria as a springboard from which to threaten neighboring countries.

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Syria: Dante's Earthly Circle Of Hell

by Charles Hillvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On Time magazine’s cover in 1947 was Arnold Toynbee, the then world’s most renowned scholar, author of the monumental ten-volume, A Study of History, praised for “Taking all the knowable human past as his province, he has found rhythms and patterns which any less panoramic view could scarcely have detected.”