To End No Wars

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by John Feffer Jason Smith was both very unlucky and very lucky. His bad luck began on February 20, 2015, when he was walking back to his home in McAdoo, Pennsylvania on a very cold evening. He doesn’t quite remember… Continue Reading  

Syria: Pro-Regime Rampage in the North

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by Wayne White A Middle East Institute (MEI) study on Russia’s aims in Syria (much of which I wrote) predicted on November 10 what the Russo-Syrian-Iranian forces are doing right now: seeking to overrun most rebel holdings in the northernmost… Continue Reading  

Ceasefire in Gaza: Where Things Stand

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by Mitchell Plitnick With a 72-hour truce apparently holding in Gaza and Israel having ended its ground operation, now seems like a fair time to assess where things stand. Has anyone emerged from this war in a better position? Is there anything… Continue Reading  

Is Hamas Winning?

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by Mitchell Plitnick When Israel, or any country, engages in armed conflict with a guerrilla group, even if that group controls significant territory and resources, it is a virtual truism that the longer the fighting persists, the greater the gains… Continue Reading  

A Tale of Two Ceasefires

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by Mitchell Plitnick The two ceasefire proposals aimed at ending the accelerated violence in Gaza and Israel also offer one of the best illustrations of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The circumstances and the content of each proposal demonstrates very well why… Continue Reading