Why Israel Opposes A Final Nuclear Deal with Iran and What to Do About It

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by Robert E. Hunter November 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear program. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned. But… Continue Reading  

Negotiating Gaza: Lessons from 1977

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by Thomas W. Lippman To understand why Israel and Hamas keep fighting, and why Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to forge a permanent peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, it helps to do some homework. Read Volume… Continue Reading  

U.S. Apache Delivery Highlights Mixed Messaging on Egypt

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by Jasmin Ramsey* Last October, the Obama administration suspended the delivery of attack helicopters to Egypt’s interim government following the Jul. 2 military ouster of Egypt’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. “Delivery of these systems could resume pending Egypt’s progress… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Is Not Going Away

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by Jasmin Ramsey Almost 1,000 Egyptians have died, according to the official count, since Aug. 14 when Egypt’s armed forces began clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood-led protests against the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. That number well exceeds the… Continue Reading  

Egypt — the Calm or the Storm?

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by Henry Precht When General Amr Ibn al-As captured Egypt for Islam in 640, he sent this message to his commander: I give you Egypt, its fields are ever green, its Nile is ever flowing and its people are the… Continue Reading