NATO’s New Challenge in East Asia

Jun 16, 2021

US President Joe Biden used the occasion of his trip to Europe for the G7 summit to attend his first NATO meeting. His influence on the meeting appeared unambiguously when a communiqué by the NATO alliance designated China’s influence on the world stage as a military challenge.  NATO...

Modi’s BJP Lost to Mamata’s TMC Because of Bengali DNA
Jun 14, 2021

Modi’s BJP Lost to Mamata’s TMC Because of Bengali DNA

A Modi-fied India Has Weakened on the World Stage
Jun 11, 2021

A Modi-fied India Has Weakened on the World Stage

The Next Surge of Trumpism
Jun 09, 2021

The Next Surge of Trumpism

What Planet Will Our Children and Grandchildren Inherit?

What Planet Will Our Children and Grandchildren Inherit?

Jun 07, 2021

Let me start with my friend and the boat. Admittedly, they might not seem to have anything to do with each other. The boat, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Curtis Wilbur, reportedly passed through the Straits of Taiwan and into the South China Sea, skirting the Paracel...

Democracy Is Down but Not Out

Democracy Is Down but Not Out

Jun 04, 2021

Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarussian dictator, snatches a dissident from midair. Military strongman Assimi Goita launches another coup in Mali. Benjamin Netanyahu escalates a military conflict to save his own political skin in Israel. In the United States, the Republican Party launches a...

Antony Blinken’s Sales Pitch

Antony Blinken’s Sales Pitch

Jun 03, 2021

After his meeting with the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, during his visit to Israel following last month’s ceasefire, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken explained his goals: "As I told the president, I'm here to underscore the commitment of the United States to...

Is Israel’s Bite as Strong as Its Bark?

Is Israel’s Bite as Strong as Its Bark?

Jun 02, 2021

At the end of April, days before the latest conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians surged into the headlines, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a meeting in Washington with two Israelis: the head of Mossad, Israel’s spy agency, and the Israeli ambassador to the United States. The...

In an Increasingly Paranoid World, Do Allies Actually Exist?

In an Increasingly Paranoid World, Do Allies Actually Exist?

Jun 01, 2021

A breaking story this weekend had the British media breathlessly informing the world of the shocking fact that US intelligence has been in the habit of spying on some of its closest allies, including Germany’s respected chancellor, Angela Merkel. Of course, Edward Snowden’s leaks had already...

Biggest Threat to Democracy in Israel Comes From Within

Biggest Threat to Democracy in Israel Comes From Within

Jun 01, 2021

Dear Mr. Netanyahu,  What’s the end goal?  Many in the Jewish diaspora feel we should never publicly criticize Israeli state actions regarding the country’s defense. I disagree. I’m writing this to call for a change of heart before it’s too late. My fear is that...

Who Will Lead the Next American Insurrection?

Who Will Lead the Next American Insurrection?

May 31, 2021

The expanding cracks running across the surface of society’s veneer in the US have never been more apparent nor, in the past 150 years, have they ever plunged so deep. The diversity of a patchwork culture initially fueled by immigration implies that a certain disorder would become a permanent...

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

May 31, 2021

If the question of a rising China and its possible collision with the United States is a central issue in world affairs today, then the rivalry between Russia and the US is the most pressing security challenge in the European theater. From the second half of the Obama administration, through...

Rebalancing the Power Asymmetry Between Israel and Palestine

Rebalancing the Power Asymmetry Between Israel and Palestine

May 28, 2021

Shortly after the International Criminal Court announced its decision to investigate Israel for war crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Tel Aviv continued its annexation of East Jerusalem through forced expulsions in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The residents protesting...

America’s True Hyperreal Heroes

America’s True Hyperreal Heroes

May 28, 2021

At the very moment that US President Joe Biden is busy demonstrating how little power he wields, whether in reigning in the neocolonial and militaristic behavior of the Israeli government or in attempting to push key legislation through Congress, Elon Musk, who has never been elected to any public...

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