The Obsolete Palestinian Authority

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by Paul R. Pillar The unique entity known as the Palestinian Authority (PA), created 25 years ago as a supposedly transitional structure, is well past its sell-by date. The anniversary earlier this year of the Oslo Accords, which established the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Missile Test: A Provocation, Not a Violation

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by Mark Fitzpatrick Iran’s reported test of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) on December 1 gave its enemies further ammunition in their vitriolic campaign against the regime. But in exaggerating the offense, the Trump administration has undermined its case. US… Continue Reading  

Double Standards Key to Attacks on Marc Lamont Hill

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Wednesday, Marc Lamont Hill, a professor of cultural studies at Temple University and commentator at CNN, addressed the United Nations as a representative of civil society on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.… Continue Reading  

Senate Rebukes Trump But Yemen War Not Over Yet

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by Kate Kizer and Laila Ujayli On Wednesday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took to the Senate floor and announced that he and his colleagues would soon be voting on one of the most serious foreign policy issues in some… Continue Reading  

Not So Fast, Bibi: Why New Sanctions Won’t Bring Down The Islamic Republic

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by Shemuel Meir President Trump’s recent declaration on the renewal of the oil and finance sanctions on Iran were greeted with great enthusiasm by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu thanked President Trump for the severe sanctions, which would impose… Continue Reading