Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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Foreign Affairs is unlike any other wide-circulation intellectual journal on the market today. It blithely goes its own way, publishing thick issues - sometimes totaling 200 pages - every two months, never skimping on quality and somehow also keeping ahead of the curve when it comes to foreign-policy issues. Let's take some examples from the past few months. The May/June...
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Wake Up, Ms. Rice — and Smell the Spoils of Ramadan Columnist Diana West writes in www.JewishWorldReview.com on Nov. 4 that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seems to have her history mixed up: “ ‘We in America know the benevolence that is at the heart of Islam,’ declared Ms. Rice, addressing assembled Muslim dignitaries at the annual Ramadan dinner at...
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Naomi Chazan
Israel's campaign to bar Hamas from competing in the forthcoming Palestinian elections is failing in the international arena in general and in Washington in particular. It is also fundamentally misconceived and potentially self-defeating. Instead of meddling in domestic Palestinian politics and possibly dangerously skewing the results, Israel has a vested interest in assuring a free and inclusive plebiscite. This means...
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Saul Singer
On the face of it, George Bush's foreign policy is extremely controversial, even within the United States. Brent Scowcroft, dean of the "realist" school and close adviser to Bush's father, is bitterly opposed to it, as is a good chunk of the American electorate. All this is strange since, structurally speaking, there is a much greater consensus now regarding the...
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The bestowal of the Nobel Prize upon British playwright Harold Pinter several weeks ago was met with praise in the American press. Pinter - of Jewish extraction but nominally Jewish in every other regard - is considered one of the masters of modern drama. Like Samuel Beckett, he's credited with creating a new language that revolutionized the way we look...
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