Finally, Lithuania Begins to Confront the Holocaust

Sept. 15 2017

In the small Baltic nation of Lithuania, any attempt at public discussion of the Holocaust has generally been made impossible by the history of local collaboration in the slaughter of Jews, the country’s attempt to ally with the Nazis against the Soviets, and today’s ever-growing, and well founded, fears of Russian revanche. But Benas Gerdziunas points to some signs that this might be changing:

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More about: East European Jewry, History & Ideas, Holocaust, Lithuania, World War II

 

The Iraqi Elections Are Bad News for Iran

Oct. 19 2021

Last week, Iraq held its fifth national election since the U.S. deposed Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Islamic Republic has spent the past two decades expanding its influence in the country, setting up an interlocking network of proxy militias and political parties, and trying to turn its neighbor into another Lebanon. But the recent voting has impeded those efforts, writes Amir Taheri; and there is other good news as well:

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More about: Arab democracy, Iran, Iraq