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America’s Great White Whale

by Alan Elsner | Aug 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy

Since being sworn in as secretary of State, John Kerry has had to grapple with many issues. But none have taken up more of his time than the Israeli-Palestinian issue and new obstacles keep appearing. Kerry has traveled to the region five times and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud […]

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Celebrated New Peace Talks Are Headed Nowhere Fast

by M.J. Rosenberg | Jul 25, 2013 | Foreign Policy

I wonder what it is that other people see about Secretary of State John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough that I’m missing. The fundamentals haven’t changed. The Palestinian Authority’s goal is to achieve a peace agreement with Israel in which it (again) recognizes Israel and Israel agrees to the establishment of a Palestinian state in the occupied […]

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Zombies and World War Z: An Apocalypse for Liberals

by James Berger | Jul 19, 2013 | Economy, Foreign Policy

Our fantasies of the predatory and non-conscious undead have something to do with the impasses in our social-political lives. Our social-political-economic world is founded on predation and unshakeable hierarchies. No other world is imaginable. How can it be changed? We find ourselves unable to say. But we can imagine how it could be destroyed. Asteroids, […]

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Obama Is Right, Stay Out of Syria

by Doug Daniels | Jul 19, 2013 | Foreign Policy

In Lebanon, opposition to the minority government led to 15 years of brutal civil war. At the time, President Ronald Reagan was harshly criticized for withdrawing our troops after the bombing of our marine barracks in Beirut. Dire predictions were made by The Hawks who insisted it would erode our credibility and embolden the Soviets. […]

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Netanyahu’s New Push for War

by M.J. Rosenberg | Jul 17, 2013 | Foreign Policy

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that Iran is about to cross the nuclear red line and the U.S. had better do something about it. The election of Hassan Rowhani, a moderate president, is a game changer and likely means Iran will slow down its nuclear project. That’s good but not good enough for Israel’s […]

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