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Posts Tagged: Trump foreign policy

May 9, 2018 1:14 pm

Wrong Man? Right Decision! – It took him 16 months to get around to it, but US President Donald Trump finally kept another campaign promise and pulled the...

April 16, 2018 8:17 am

Attention Donald Trump: Mission Not Accomplished - The five days that it took the US administration to respond to a chemical weapons attack in Syria were vital for two reasons: First,...

April 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Should the US Really Withdraw From Iraq?

It takes only a quick read of the main articles featured in al-Wifaq, the Arabic-language mouthpiece of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to grasp the complexity...

April 11, 2018 4:06 pm

A Delicate Dance Between Israel and Russia in Syria - Israel got an earful from Russia after allegedly bombing a joint Russian-Iranian base in the Homs province of Syria early on Monday. Iran has publicized...

April 10, 2018 7:53 am

Donald Trump, Syria, and the Prevention of Genocide

President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to get out of Syria "very soon." This would run counter to America's urgent obligations under binding international law. Moreover, because these...

March 12, 2018 12:49 pm

Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Return of Geopolitics

On December 18, 2017, the US government unveiled the country’s new National Security Strategy. The document states unequivocally that “after being dismissed as a phenomenon...

February 22, 2018 2:52 pm

Extreme Academic Voices Oppose Trump’s Iran Policy, and More

President Donald Trump is a “fascist who ... might even lead us into a new war” with Iran, raged University of California-Riverside professor Reza Aslan in February 2017. Aslan’s hyperbole...

February 5, 2018 4:09 pm

How Israeli and American National Security Interests Converge

The chapter in the new US National Security Strategy (NSS) document on the Middle East is short, but powerful. It marks a significant departure from...

February 3, 2018 9:00 am

US Sanctions Six People, Seven Firms Under Rules Targeting Hezbollah

The Trump administration attacked Hezbollah's financial network on Friday by imposing sanctions on six people and seven entities in an effort to turn back Iran's...

January 26, 2018 10:34 am

The Dangerous Erosion of US Global Leadership

Only one year after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the US has already suffered an alarming setback to its global leadership role. In short order, Trump...

January 22, 2018 2:32 pm

In Gaza, UNRWA Chief Says US Aid Cut Risks More Regional Instability

The head of the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees said on Monday that US plans to cut funding to the body were abrupt and...

January 18, 2018 4:52 pm

American UN Ambassador Haley: Palestinians ‘Not Serious in Truly Getting to Peace’ With Israel

The Palestinians are “not serious in truly getting to peace” with Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a Voice of America...

December 26, 2017 11:31 am

Trump’s First Year in Office: From A to Z

As we approach the end of Donald Trump’s first year in office, it seems appropriate to survey his performance -- and his outlook for the...

December 23, 2017 11:00 am

Arab States Believe US Aid Secure, Despite Defying Trump on Jerusalem at UN

Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the US president over...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


Israel Should Be ‘Commended’ for Saving Palestinian Lives on Ga...

A former commander of British military forces in Afghanistan told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday that IDF troops...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...