Settlement Product Labeling Policies: U.S. vs. EU

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by Lara Friedman The current U.S. and EU approaches are similar in that both bar producers and exporters of products made in settlements from indicating that the point of origin of the products is Israel. The approaches differ, however, in… Continue Reading  

The Virtues of Diplomacy

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by Henry Precht Diplomats are normally seen as mild, perhaps timid people associated with tea sipping and good manners. I could (barely) have passed for one when I was working on Iran in the State Department during the 1979-80 Iran hostage… Continue Reading  

Strategy Abroad for Obama’s Last Year

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by Robert E. Hunter With less than a year left in his presidency, Barack Obama has said he will do all he can for America at home, bypassing Congress if need be with executive orders. He can also act on… Continue Reading  

The Forgotten Benefits of Offshore Balancing

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by Paul R. Pillar Discussions of grand strategy often are too abstract and general to be of significant practical use in formulating sound decisions about specific foreign policy problems, but sometimes a concept drawn from such discussion points to an… Continue Reading  

US Hawks Ignore Top Israeli Official on Iran

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by Ali Gharib Last week, Israel’s top military official made some staggering comments during the course of a security conference in Tel Aviv. Here’s how The Forward‘s JJ Goldberg reported the comments of Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot, Israel’s chief of… Continue Reading