As EU Reconsiders Russian LNG, Qatar Waits in Wings


by Daniel Wagner, Giorgio Cafiero, and Sufyan bin Uzayr* Throughout the Ukraine crisis, EU leaders have become more vocal about their interest in reducing Europe’s consumption of Russian natural gas. As a result, Qatar — the world’s number-one provider of… Continue Reading  

Bibi’s Use of Holocaust Memory: Not Just Wrong, An Obscenity


by Mitchell Plitnick April 28 is the day on which Jews all around the world commemorate the Holocaust. It’s an important day, a somber time for obvious reasons. One would think it would be treated with respect, especially by self-defined… Continue Reading  

Was the Palestinian Reconciliation Deal a Mistake?

by Mitchell Plitnick At +972 Magazine my friend and colleague, Larry Derfner, a former columnist for the Jerusalem Post, says he believes that by deciding to go forward with a third unity agreement with Hamas at this time, Palestinian President Mahmoud… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Stolen Nuclear Materials: Why it Still Matters


by Marsha B. Cohen Once again revelations concerning the genesis of Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program are attracting notice. Two nuclear experts, Victor Gilinsky and Roger J. Mattson, have again raised questions as to how Israel might have acquired the nuclear materials… Continue Reading  

The U.S. and the Gulf: A Failure to Communicate


by Thomas W. Lippman It was like a movie in which different characters see the same events in completely different ways. At one of those Washington think-tank panel discussions the other day, senior U.S. national security and military officials insisted… Continue Reading