Locking Palestinians in a Flawed Peace Process

President Donald Trump participates in arrival ceremonies with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority at the Presidential Palace, Tuesday, May 23, 20217, in Bethlehem.

by Khaled Elgindy and Lara Friedman The Trump administration’s recent decision to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in Washington—the de facto embassy of the Palestinians—to remain open, despite a law that demands its closure, has led many to conclude… Continue Reading  

The Misuse of Terrorism Lists

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s placement of North Korea on the official U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism continues a manipulation, by several administrations, of this list for reasons other than terrorism. Neither an earlier removal of North… Continue Reading  

A Call to End U.S. Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

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by Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio A coalition of activists and U.S. lawmakers alarmed about Saudi Arabia’s punishing war in Yemen is trying to block the Trump administration’s pending $510 million weapons sale to Riyadh. The coalition is backing a… Continue Reading  

Polls: Americans Want to Stay Engaged Internationally

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by Program for Public Consultation A new study from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation calls into question the widespread assumption that the American public wants to disengage from world affairs. Rather, the PPC study reveals that large… Continue Reading  

The Limits of Force: Back to the Wild West?

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2016.   REUTERS/David Becker - RTX2GYKG

by Gordon Adams The Wild West may be coming back. When the West was wild, it was a time of lawlessness. A time when shoot-outs were an unpredictable, regular occurrence. A time when might worked hard to rule over right.… Continue Reading