When Iran Attacks in the “Gray Zone,” the U.S. Should Respond in Kind

Sept. 20 2019

Since its war with Iraq ended, writes Michael Eisenstadt, the Islamic Republic has taken to operating in a “gray zone” between war and peace, using proxy militias, terrorist groups, and plausibly deniable attacks to achieve its goals without open warfare. Taking the recent attack on Saudi Arabia as an example of this strategy, Eisenstadt urges the U.S. to retaliate by giving Tehran a taste of its own medicine:

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More about: Iran, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy

The First-Ever Trial of an Israeli Prime Minister Is Also a Trial of the Country’s Judicial System

Sunday was the first day of Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-awaited trial on three corruption-related charges. At issue, writes Shmuel Rosner, are not so much the facts of the case but the legality of Netanyahu’s actions. For his own part, Netanyahu has accused the Israeli justice system itself overstepping its bounds, and many Israelis support such a claim, as Rosner writes:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politics