The International Criminal Court Is Mulling An Absurd Case Against Israel

The International Criminal Court (ICC), which began operating in 2002, is charged with focusing on “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community,” listed in particular as “the crime of genocide,” “crimes against humanity,” “war crimes,” and “the crime of aggression.” In its 11 years, […]

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America’s ‘Swagger’ Shrinks, World Suffers

Of all the challenges on his plate, U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey worries most about something nebulous – whether the United States can “maintain our swagger” on the world stage. “Even the Miami Heat,” Dempsey told Washington’s WTOP radio this week, referring to the two-time NBA […]

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Reading Bibi’s mind

Oye. Didn’t I, as Israel’s prime minister, already have enough problems? Let’s see: Syria’s most radical rebels are gaining strength among the opposition to Bashar al-Assad, so they’ll be better positioned to turn their guns on us after they topple him. Meanwhile, the Golan Heights is growing […]

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Iran: Much More Than Nukes

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey’s acknowledgment this week that Iran “is a threat to U.S. national security in many ways,” and not just in its pursuit of nuclear weapons, is both welcome and timely. In highlighting Iran’s nuclear pursuit, U.S. policymakers and pundits have cast […]

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Turkey, communications, and autocracy’s future

Turkey’s tumult reminds us that no one can predict the event that will spark massive public protest, the incident that will bring longstanding grievances to the surface, the dispute that will ignite the courage of thousands to risk life and limb for freedom and democracy, dignity and […]

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