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Taiwan: Into the Endgame?

Published on February 25th, 2017 | by Guest

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Recent events have conspired to compel Beijing to consider whether the moment to resolve the Taiwan question once and for all may soon be at hand.  The question at issue is not ... Read More


Iraq

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Slower May Be Better in Going at ISIS

Published on February 24th, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar A couple of tendencies that are all too common in policymaking and policy debate tend to make for unwise foreign commitments or overextended foreign expeditions.  One is to treat a goal that ... Read More


Analysis

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Spotlight on Gorka’s Controversial Medal

Published on February 24th, 2017 | by Guest

by Eva S. Balogh [Editor’s Update: Coincident with the publication of this post, The Forward published a detailed investigative report by Budapest-based Lili Bayer on Gorka’s ties to anti-Semitic groups in Hungary while he was politically ... Read More


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Herzog’s Flawed Plan

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Isaac Herzog, the Israeli opposition leader and head of the Zionist Union party, issued a “Ten-Point Plan” for a restarted peace process. His stated goals in doing so are to stave off the ... Read More


EU

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Trump, Counter-Trump: Global Responses

Published on February 23rd, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Let’s hope that Donald Trump is the political version of syrup of ipecac. The American system has been sick to its stomach for some time. Then along comes Donald Trump, America swallows him ... Read More


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Mission Unaccomplished, 15 Years Later

Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by Guest

by Danny Sjursen  The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to ... Read More


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