Turkey’s Emerging Friendship with Pakistan

Feb. 24 2021

On January 13, the foreign ministers of Pakistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey met in Islamabad, where they issued a joint declaration of mutual solidarity in their respective territorial conflicts: Pakistan’s with India over Kashmir, Azerbaijan’s with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, and Turkey’s with Greece and Cyprus over coastal waters in the Aegean. The declaration, writes Jonathan Spyer, is evidence of a growing closeness between Ankara and Islamabad:

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More about: China, Islamism, Pakistan, Turkey

Despite Reasons for Worry, Jews Shouldn’t Lose Faith in the American Promise

Sept. 24 2021

From synagogue shootings, to attacks on Jews on the streets, to the gathering strength and viciousness of anti-Zionism, especially in the corridors of political power, American Jewry has ample reason for concern about its safety and wellbeing. But, surveying both the present situation and the deep roots of what has made America a welcoming home to Jews with “no analogue in the 2,000 years after the destruction of the Temple,” Josef Joffe argues that the U.S. remains exceptional. The bad news, however, is still bad:

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More about: American exceptionalism, American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Chuck Schumer