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The Background Strategic Debate Quietly Affecting Israel’s Politics – Part 1

By Dr. David Wurmser Part I Israel has had three elections within about a year and may even require a fourth. The drama surrounding this deadlock, and the chaotic mechanics of forming, or failing to form, a government is obscuring deeper trends which also affect the elections’ outcomes. These are trends in some cases which […]

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No, the Trump administration didn’t weaken US biodefenses

By Tom Rogan This article appeared on washingtonexaminer.com on March 15, 2020. Click here to view the original page. Befitting their absurd deference to China’s lies about the coronavirus (yes, they are lies), too many in the media are lapping up the Democratic Party talking point that the Trump administration gutted the National Security Council […]

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No, the White House didn’t ‘dissolve’ its pandemic response office. I was there.

By Tim Morrison This article appeared on washingtonpost.com on March 16, 2020. Click here to view the original page. Tim Morrison is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense on the National Security Council. President Trump gets his share of criticism — some warranted, much not. But […]

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Russia and the Return of Civilizations in the Near East – Part III

By Dr. David Wurmser January 21, 2020 In parts I and II of this series, we examined the rise of Russia’s foreign policy as a consequence of its belief in the rise of culture and civilization as the foundations for understanding the Middle East after the collapse of the Sykes-Picot state system, focusing on the […]

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Russia and the Return of Civilizations in the Near East – Part II

By Dr. David Wurmser January 21, 2020 In Part I of this piece, we reviewed how Russia is informed by a civilizational concept of foreign policy. It sees itself anchored to both an ancient Byzantine legacy, as well as a Eurasian power – which is an amalgamation of pre-Renaissance European culture with Mongolian culture, according […]

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Russia and the Return of Civilizations in the Near East – Part I

By Dr. David Wurmser January 21, 2020 As the new year begins, the Middle East looks eerily similar to the way it has for the last several new years’ eves. Despite civil war in Syria and Libya, those who based their prognosis on the persistence of the reigning paradigm appear vindicated. That paradigm rested on […]

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Answering Erdogan’s Ambitions

By Dr. David Wurmser December 17, 2019 Over the last several years, President Erdogan consolidated his grip on the structures of power, security, law, education and public discourse in Turkey. And yet, he recently suffered a humiliating electoral setback when an opposition leader was elected as mayor of Istanbul. Undaunted, President Erdogan used his domination […]

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