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Peace Through Tennis: An Alluring Idea

Across the Middle East, hopes for Arab-Israeli peace face obstacles that, of late, are rising on multiple fronts. Fatah and Hamas are working toward a coalition government, which will further empower a terrorist group that’s sworn to Israel’s destruction and isolate Palestinian moderates; a candidate of the […]

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We Will Be Haunted By Syria

“Life,” the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, “must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.” What’s true of individuals is true of nations. As we, as a nation, look back in an effort to understand our history, we invariably question some of the decisions we made […]

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Latest U.S. Report Is Timely Human Rights Reminder

Nearly 40 years ago, a Congress disgusted with the value-less foreign policy realism of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford began to require the State Department to report each year on the human rights records of other countries. That requirement was part of a package of congressionally […]

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