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Realism about the Obama Doctrine

Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Diana Ohlbaum

by Diana L. Ohlbaum “Speak loudly and carry a small stick.” That pretty much sums up the advice provided by a steady stream of withering critics of President Obama’s foreign policy. Spurred by off-the-cuff remarks the ... Read More


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Netanyahu Seizes Upon Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick On May 24, an unidentified shooter opened fire at the Jewish museum in Brussels, killing four people.  Two of the victims were Israelis, and the other two remain unidentified, other than being described ... Read More


GCC

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What’s Going On In Saudi Arabia?

Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman An Arabic-speaking friend who has been doing business in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf for decades and seems to know everyone there invited me to lunch the other day.  He wanted to ... Read More


China

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Enter a Pragmatist: Indian Foreign Policy Under Modi

Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by Guest

by Rajan Menon* The Congress Party took a beating in India’s recent parliamentary election and has been now sidelined by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party, or BJP). The spotlight is on Narendra ... Read More


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Toward A New Two-State Solution

Published on May 22nd, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick You have to admire the tenacity of J Street, the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying group. Or maybe it’s the desperation born of running out of options. In any case, if there is to ... Read More


Iran

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What does the Iran-IAEA Joint Statement Mean?

Published on May 22nd, 2014 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a joint statement on May 21 to the effect that they had agreed on a further set of practical measures within the framework of ... Read More


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