Srebrenica Could Have Been Prevented

by Robert E. Hunter This Saturday, we remember the slaughter at the Bosnian Moslem enclave at Srebrenica, 20 years ago. Bosnian Serb forces under the command of Ratko Mladi? systematically murdered at least 8,000—probably more—men and boys. Mladi? acted undoubtedly… Continue Reading  

The Anti-ISIS Campaign: Beware the Seeds of Escalation

by Paul Pillar The wisdom of any application of military force will involve much more than the goals initially laid out and the resources initially applied to achieve those goals. Those initial conditions are only a snapshot in time of… Continue Reading  

A Threat To Israel? Palestinians Apply To Human Rights Conventions

by Mitchell Plitnick In an earlier article I discussed the apoplectic reaction by the United States to the Palestinian decision to send letters of accession to fifteen international conventions and treaties. This was condemned by Samantha Power in congressional testimony as… Continue Reading  

Obstacle: The US Role In Israel-Palestine

by Mitchell Plitnick There are many false clichés about the Israel-Palestine conflict. There are also some very true ones, though these are heard less frequently. Perhaps the most profound of these was proven once again this week: the United States… Continue Reading  

Power Woos Critics with Pro-Israel Charm Offensive

by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Samantha Power, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of ambassador to the United Nations, made a strong case for her confirmation Wednesday with strong pro-Israel and interventionist statements that will appeal to… Continue Reading