Lidice and Its Like

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by Henry Precht Lidice was a town in German-occupied Czechoslovakia that not too many people will remember now. It was there early in World War II that partisans assassinated the local Nazi commander, Reinhard Heydrich. In revenge, the Nazis executed… Continue Reading  

The Kurdish Future in Iraq: Independence or Confederation

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by Mohammed A. Salih Ebril — The Iraqi Kurdish media and public are these days buzzing with heated discussions about independence. The reason is simple: never before has there been such a promising opportunity for Kurds to establish their own… Continue Reading  

Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill

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by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe a comprehensive deal with… Continue Reading  

A Tale of Two Ceasefires

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by Mitchell Plitnick The two ceasefire proposals aimed at ending the accelerated violence in Gaza and Israel also offer one of the best illustrations of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The circumstances and the content of each proposal demonstrates very well why… Continue Reading  

Imagining the Post-Putin Era

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by Mark N. Katz It is not clear when, or how, Vladimir Putin will give up power (as opposed to only pretending to do so as he did during the 2008-12 Medvedev interlude). Nor is it at all clear who… Continue Reading