Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  1. Let the Middle East Govern Itself

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  2. Why Israel?

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Why Israel?

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     explains why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attracts disproportionate global attention.

    Dome of the rock Jerusalem Brian Negin/Flickr

    The grotesque coupling of solidarity with Palestine and anti-Jewish invective seems to have forged a politically correct form of anti-Semitism that is drowning out legitimate criticism of Israel's policies in Gaza. Why does Israel’s controversial behavior, unlike that of other countries, call into question its right to exist? READ MORE

  3. Building NATO’s “Weimar Triangle”

    Tobias Bunde , ET AL

    Building NATO’s “Weimar Triangle”

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    , ET AL  call for France, Germany, and Poland to reassure member states near Russia.

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO/Flickr

    Europeans and Americans have slowly but steadily tightened the economic screws on Russia. But, in contrast to the overall cohesion displayed on the sanctions front, the West’s military response to Russia’s new assertiveness in its so-called “near abroad” has been uncoordinated and reluctant. READ MORE

  4. The Silence of the BRICS

    Jaswant Singh
  5. Endgame for Putin in Ukraine?

    Robert Skidelsky

    Endgame for Putin in Ukraine?

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     asks if the endgame in Ukraine will also mean the end for Vladimir Putin?

    Newsart for Endgame for Putin in Ukraine? kremlin.ru

    Vladimir Putin may (or may not) enjoy 80% public support in Russia for his Ukraine policy; but it has become increasingly clear that he has bitten off more than he can chew. The question is: At what point will his position as President become untenable? READ MORE

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