Sanctions: A Substitute for Serious Foreign Policy

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by Robert E. Hunter In recent times, the United States has increasingly resorted to economic and other sanctions to try getting countries, with governments often referred to as “rogue regimes,” to change their behavior. Today, Iran, Russia, and North Korea… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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By Eitay Mack  The Netanyahu government was silent in January when the Trump Administration omitted any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Netanyahu government was silent in July when Trump chose to be the… Continue Reading  

The Itch to Escalate the Syrian Civil War

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by Paul R. Pillar The complicated, multidimensional nature of the Syrian civil war continues to discourage clear thinking in debate about U.S. policy toward Syria. The involvement in the conflict of multiple protagonists who are each anathema to the American… Continue Reading  

Europe: Go Big or Go Home

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by John Feffer Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis. This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars. Although the rough outline has already come under some withering criticism for being incompatible… Continue Reading  

Srebrenica Could Have Been Prevented

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by Robert E. Hunter This Saturday, we remember the slaughter at the Bosnian Moslem enclave at Srebrenica, 20 years ago. Bosnian Serb forces under the command of Ratko Mladi? systematically murdered at least 8,000—probably more—men and boys. Mladi? acted undoubtedly… Continue Reading