America Shouldn’t Reward Bashar al-Assad’s Brutality with Financial and Diplomatic Support

Aug. 28 2018

In a recent essay in the New York Times, the former president Jimmy Carter urged the U.S. and its European allies to accept the Assad regime’s victory in Syria, begin reopening embassies and restoring diplomatic relations, and devote resources to the country’s “reconstruction.” Washington, Carter adds, should also begin the withdrawal of its troops so that the Syrian dictator can more easily restore his control over the rest of the country. To Frederic Hof, these suggestions are both imprudent and repugnant:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, Jimmy Carter, Politics & Current Affairs, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy

What Israel Needs to Stop Iran’s Nuclear-Weapons Program

Oct. 25 2021

If sanctions, diplomacy, and covert sabotage fail to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, it will be up to the IDF to do the job—as America will be unlikely to attack Iran, and the Gulf states lack the ability to do so. But it is not clear that the Jewish state has the necessary armaments. John Hannah writes:

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More about: IDF, Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy