The Slow Death of Israeli Citizenship

PikiWiki_Israel_43365_A_meeting_between_collegesOhalo_college

by Marzuq Al-Halabi The concept of citizenship in Israel has always suffered from significant inadequacies, whether due to the Law of Return or to state policies that make acquiring citizenship an extremely difficult feat. The current situation, for example, allows the… Continue Reading  

The EU on the JCPOA: Neither “Fix” nor Nix

16368018073_62ac54ae2b_b

by Eldar Mamedov When President Donald Trump announced his decision to “decertify” the nuclear deal with Iran in a speech on October 13, the EU´s reaction was swift and unambiguous. Minutes after Trump’s speech, the bloc´s foreign policy chief Federica… Continue Reading  

A Plea for Common Sense on Missile Defense

170503-F-DB969-999

by Joe Cirincione When I went on the Rachel Maddow Show on Friday, I expected to talk about the Iran nuclear accord, about the speech that President Trump had given that day. But Rachel Maddow wanted to talk about missile defense. She’s… Continue Reading  

Alt Facts in Hebron

U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017.
 U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017.

by Mitchell Plitnick It is very dangerous for policy to be based on alternative facts, and even alternative realities. Whether the policymakers believe the alternative realities or merely weave a fabric of falsehoods to build political support for their decisions,… Continue Reading  

Americans Wrote the Russians’ Material

29402709463_4d693aee71_b

by Paul R. Pillar Russian interference in domestic American politics is a large and complicated story that the media and independent analysts are only beginning to understand fully. Some of the lessons and implications of that story, especially as it… Continue Reading