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Deals are Good!

After endless, and sometimes seemingly hopeless, negotiations, diplomats have produced two new multi-national deals:  one to keep Greece in the Euro, and the second on nuclear development in Iran. Despite enormous criticism and hand-wringing, both deals are good news for the  … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

To get away from the depressing news of the day, from Ukraine to Gaza, I went to see a fantasy movie with my family:  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Except it did not turn out to be a … Continue reading

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Can Iran be Trusted (Yes, but…)

Like any other country, Iran can be trusted: to pursue its own interests, but no further. So the euphoria regarding the recent multi-nation agreement on Iran’s nuclear program should be stepped down. Many of the provisions seem to rely on … Continue reading

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Syria to lock down or explode

Ian Bremmer did a wonderful take on the deteriorating situation in Syria for the Financial Times.  He points out this is now a full-fledged proxy war, with Hezbollah and Iran fully committed to backing their proxy, Bashar al-Assad, who is … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving (and thanks for Gaza’s cease-fire)

Today on Thanksgiving we have some things to be thankful for. The cease-fire in Gaza is holding (so far).  This is important not only to stop the killing, but also because it represents a breakthrough in the relationship between President … Continue reading

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Gaza and Israel

It was inevitable that a new conflict would emerge in Palestine.  The Arab Spring emboldened those who thought Egypt might be more supportive of pressure on Israel.  The heroism of Syria encouraged those seeking to challenge a powerful foe.  And … Continue reading

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