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Anatomy of an intentional escalation: Israel’s Approaching Hot Summer

By Dr. David Wurmser May 12, 2021 Sadly, there seems to be an escalatory effort underway within Israel, in the administered territories in Judea and Samaria, along Israel’s northern and Gaza borders, and even globally which could lead to great tension, even war, in the coming months. This is not a mutually reinforcing cycle of […]

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The Zarif tape shows why Biden should abandon reviving the Iran nuclear deal

This article appeared in The Washington Post on May 3, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton May 3, 2021 A recording of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that leaked last week remains unverified, but his apology on Sunday and a key Iranian official’s dismissal provide confidence in its accuracy. […]

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What does Biden’s Armenia statement mean for the region?

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on April 26, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton April 26, 2021 Despite the headlines, President Joe Biden is not the first United States president to declare that the Ottoman Empire’s mass killings of Armenians, beginning on April 24, 1915, constitute genocide. President […]

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‘Bring the Troops Home’ Is a Dream, Not a Strategy

A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is a costly blunder and failure of leadership. This article appeared in Foreign Policy on April 19, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton April 19, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the United States’ remaining military forces from Afghanistan rests far more on […]

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Shehrazad’s Twilight

By Dr. David Wurmser April 26, 2021 It has been a month since Nowruz, the Persian holiday marking the beginning of Farvardin and turn of the new year, which this year is 1400. This was a welcome turnover for the Iranian regime. 1399 was a miserable year. Iran suffered not only a divinely inflicted plague […]

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How to confront China on Hong Kong

This article appeared in The Daily News on April 7, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton April 7, 2021 The recent conviction of seven prominent advocates of Hong Kong autonomy for participating in peaceful protests is yet another milestone in China’s campaign to bury freedom of speech and conscience. The […]

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Reflections on Israel’s Recent Elections

By Dr. David Wurmser April 6, 2021 The value of elections is not just that they produce a winner and loser in determining who runs the nation. Elections are also diagnostic tools ascertaining societal trends and ideas. While Israel has been deadlocked in stalemate with almost no movement in terms of delivering a winner and […]

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Biden must confront North Korea via Beijing

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on March 29, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 29, 2021 North Korea’s first ballistic-missiles launches during Joe Biden’s presidency triggered the usual flurry of speculation about Kim Jong Un’s intentions, Biden’s possible responses, and whether to resume Washington-Pyongyang negotiations. But before […]

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Suez Crisis Will Become Unstuck. The Real Security Crisis Will Remain.

Countries and companies should wake up to new political risks to shipping and supply chains. This article appeared on Bloomberg.com on March 29, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 29, 2021 The Suez Canal Crisis of 2021 is upon us. The canal is closed, and maritime traffic jams extend […]

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Britain’s expanded nuclear arsenal has a vital role to play in reining in China

If mutually acceptable arms-control treaties are suitable for Russia, France, Britain and the US, they are suitable for China This article appeared in The Telegraph on March 22, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 23, 2021 Boris Johnson’s new national security strategy has generated two major controversies. First, the […]

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