Category: Strategic Affairs

Natural gas follies

Mar 28, 2016

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If Israel’s natural gas bonanza is botched because of extreme over-regulation and court interference, the long-term cost to this country will dwarf the damage of ten thousand BDS campaigns.

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Humpty Dumpty is no more

Feb 26, 2016

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Syria is dead. Its disintegration justifies international recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In the interests of regional stabilization.

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Navigating the tumultuous Mideast

Feb 4, 2016

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Eran Lerman’s agile mind is steering Israel towards new strategic thinking. He says that is blessed with exciting new alliance possibilities in both the eastern Mediterranean and the Arab world; but must have the wherewithal to withstand a long struggle with rejectionist and reactionary Palestinian leaders.

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America held hostage

Jan 15, 2016

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The Ayatollahs see Obama as a supplicant, not a superpower. They understand this, alas correctly, as license to run wild. The “zhobour” meted out to American seamen reflects rising Iranian imperial cockiness.

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Obama in concert with Islam

Dec 11, 2015

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I sense that Barack Hussein Obama holds a deep-seated ideological belief that Islam has a rightful leadership place in the world, and he is in fact midwifing a resurgence of Islamic influence. What animates the President is not (merely) a fear of Mideast quicksand, a distaste for American overreach, or the search for some new grand Kissingerian geopolitical architecture.

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Intellectual rearmament of the West

Nov 19, 2015

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Defeating Islamofacism will require a renewed Western resolve that can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament in the West. The West must re-ground itself in core values and identity commitments that stem from the Judeo-Christian religious and democratic traditions.

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A Succot scorecard of Israel’s successes

Oct 2, 2015

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Any way you choose to calculate, Israel has the strategic and moral upper hand. Life in Israel is full of meaning – adorned by sacrifice, commitment, achievement and joy – all the components that make life satisfying and exciting, and uniquely so for Jews who have long awaited a national return to Zion.

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Poof goes the big enchilada

Aug 28, 2015

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Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran is meant to redirect the entire vector of American Middle East policy: To retreat from Pax Americana and allow Iran to take its place as a major regional power. That’s why Netanyahu won’t scale back his opposition. Obama’s retreat must be stopped, and the Iran deal must be made politically toxic.

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American-Iranian fairytales

Jul 31, 2015

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In defense of its concordat with Iran, the Obama administration is peddling a growing list of misrepresentations: That Iran will be motivated to keep the agreement; that America can snapback sanctions; that the deal it will moderate or contain Iran’s aggressive ambitions; and that there was no better deal, and the alternative is war.

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Natural gas fracas: A strategic threat

Jul 17, 2015

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If handled correctly, Israel’s natural gas riches can be an exceedingly valuable tool of Israeli foreign and defense policy. If Israel botches the natural gas bonanza because of extreme over-regulation and confused policymaking, the long-term cost to Israel will dwarf the damage that ten thousand BDS campaigns could inflict.

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