The US withdrawal from Afghanistan empowers international terrorism

August 27, 2021 by  

In a stunning statement last Friday in which he defended his withdrawal decision, President Joe Biden claimed that Al-Qaeda was “gone” from Afghanistan. Read more

The 2021 Gaza war: An overview

June 24, 2021 by  

The 2021 Gaza war, which raged from May 10 through May 21, was the fourth (2008, 2012, 2014) military exchange between the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian terror organizations, led by Hamas, since Israel unilaterally pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2005. Read more

Israel is right to doubt new negotiations with Iran will work

February 3, 2021 by  

In August 2002, the Iranian opposition, known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), disclosed secret Iranian nuclear facilities at the Natanz enrichment plant, the Arak heavy-water production facility, the Isfahan uranium conversion plant, as well as other previously unknown Iranian facilities. Read more

The debate over the future of the territories

June 18, 2020 by  

Why is the future of the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria) such a critical issue for Israel? Why does it engender debate, even strong debate, influencing even the language adopted for describing it? Read more

Does the term ‘annexation’ even apply?

May 20, 2020 by  

It so happens that this year is the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference, where the victorious Allied powers from World War I divided the Ottoman Empire and proposed Mandates for the former territories of Ottoman Asia. Read more

The struggle for the Mediterranean

January 3, 2020 by  

Since it came to power in 2002 and especially under the leadership of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the AKP Party, which has ruled Turkey for nearly 20 years, has become increasingly preoccupied with Turkey’s Ottoman past. Read more