Category: Strategic Affairs

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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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Jul 14, 2015

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The root corruption of today’s accord is that Iran gets to keep its nuclear facilities, and there will be no truly intrusive international supervision of what goes on deep inside them. Anywhere-anytime access was the minimum prerequisite for a verifiable deal – and Obama has abandoned this.

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Sham smiles all around

Jul 10, 2015

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With four deadlines come and gone, it’s probably safe to predict that there won’t be a grand package deal with Teheran this weekend, or at all. Instead, we’ll get a lot of smiles, and agreement to continue talking indefinitely, without closure on Iran’s nuclear weapons drive. Obama will proceed to sell sham narratives about Iran, even as Khameini rebuffs and humiliates America.

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Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Jun 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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