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The Muddled Travel Ban

Published on September 29th, 2017 | by

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s travel ban is in its third version, and it still does not respond convincingly to the ostensible need it was supposed to address. The supposed purpose itself is unclear. ...

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The Enduring Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Published on September 23rd, 2017 | by

by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whom the president has entrusted with, among many other things, searching for an Israeli-Palestinian peace, said regarding that task: “We don’t want a history lesson. How does ...

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Iran and the Nuclear Sunset Clauses

Published on September 18th, 2017 | by

by Paul R. Pillar Opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), always has been filled with disingenuous arguments. This reflects the fundamental illogic of the opponents’ position: ...

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Getting to Yes With North Korea

Published on September 14th, 2017 | by

by Paul R. Pillar The new United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea was mainly a U.S.-promoted show, even though it passed unanimously. The principal story of the resolution concerned how severe a set of ...

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