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Abe will be missed, not least because he tethered Trump somewhere close to reality

This article appeared in The Washington Post on August 28, 2020. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton August 28, 2020 The resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — Japan’s most consequential leader since World War II — is a major loss for both Japan and the United States. His unprecedented longevity […]

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Iran ‘Snapback’ Isn’t Worth the Risk

It would weaken the Security Council veto, which serves U.S. interests at the U.N. This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on August 16, 2020. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton August 16, 2020 For the U.S., there is one point of high principle worth dying in a ditch for […]

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Trump’s China Toughness Myth

John Bolton says the president is not principled but transactional This article appeared in The New York Daily News on July 28, 2020. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton July 28, 2020 As November’s election approaches, philosophical conservatives and Republican stalwarts alike increasingly find themselves in an uncomfortable position. They understand […]

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China’s Hostage Diplomacy

Prominent Canadians urge the government to agree to a feckless and dangerous prisoner swap. This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on July 7, 2020. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton July 7, 2020 Important structural changes in international affairs are often encapsulated in discrete incidents, easy to grasp even […]

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Reflections on the US’s Guarantee of a Qualitative Military Edge to Israel

By Dr. David Wurmser August 26, 2020 Just about every article written reacting to the move toward full peace between Israel and the UAE discusses the potential for a sale of the F-35 stealth fighters – an aircraft that is considered to be generations ahead of any other — to the UAE. And almost immediately, […]

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Lebanon—What happened?

By Dr. David Wurmser August 7, 2020 Part 1: Lebanon-What happened? Part I of this series will review the facts of what we know has happened and an analysis of the horrific catastrophe in Beirut on August 4 itself. Part II will focus on the ramifications. A few minutes after 6PM on Tuesday August 4, […]

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Israel’s High Court Risks Becoming a Tyranny of Judges

By Dr. David Wurmser May 2, 2020 Israel’s courts and Israeli democracy Several weeks ago, Yuli Edelstein, the Speaker of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament) resigned to avoid implementing an Israeli supreme court (High Court of Justice-HCJ) edict to reconvene parliament and hold a vote to oust himself. Not only did the HCJ ruling upturn delicate negotiations […]

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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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