Uniting, Against Trump’s Policies, for Peace

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by Paul R. Pillar When North Korea began the Korean War with an invasion of South Korea in June 1950, the armed response was waged under the flag of the United Nations thanks to the Soviet Union having absented itself… Continue Reading  

Myth-Making and Obama’s UNGA Speech

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by Mitchell Plitnick Once again, in his speech Wednesday at the United Nations, President Obama revealed the reduced importance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on his agenda. He also revealed just how out of touch his entire country is with respect to reality.… Continue Reading  

The Tangled Web of a U.S.-Iran Thaw

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by Mitchell Plitnick The real Iranian nuclear threat has apparently already taken hold. New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called “charm offensive” has sent the war hawks scurrying as if the bomb had really gone off. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Continue Reading  

Missing Ahmadinejad and Savaging “the Charm Offensive”

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by Marsha B. Cohen The ubiquitous smiling visage of Hassan Rouhani and his seemingly reasonable iterations of Iranian intentions are infuriating some Israelis. Zvi Bar’el of Haaretz explains that “Israel’s fear of losing its justification for an attack on Iran and… Continue Reading