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U.S. recognition of Palestine would heighten tensions, spur violence

U.S. recognition of a Palestinian state is one of those tempting silver bullets that upon close examination would produce the opposite of its promised result. Rather than promoting peace, it would likely ignite conflict both within Palestinian society and between Israel and the Palestinians. Never mind that […]

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Iran’s expanding alliance with Latin America must be nipped

Henry Kissinger famously asked whether Iran sees itself as a “nation” with a role in the international system or a “cause” that seeks to overturn the system through a global populist revolution. Iran’s activities not just in its own backyard but also south of our border – […]

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Only Israel can make its fateful life-or-death decision

Who said this? “I’ll never give a veto to any country over our security.” Was it Franklin Roosevelt? Or, perhaps, Ronald Reagan? Actually, that was John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and he made that pledge in the same debate with President Bush in which he […]

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Obama should follow Bush’s successful Latin policies

U.S. foreign policy is about more than confronting immediate dangers. It’s also about promoting American values of freedom, democracy and human rights over the long term because we believe those values create the path for more peace and prosperity – not just at home but around the […]

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Carter’s kow-towing to terrorists blocks path to peace

Appearing recently on al-Jazeera TV, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal made clear why he is pursuing a truce with Israel, and why anyone interested in a permanent Arab-Israeli peace should not be encouraged. “People should not assume that in the management of this conflict, we are moving from […]

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