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June 19 2013

One of the oldest Canaanite cities, Tel Hazor would become the epicenter of Israeli field archeology. Yet there is still no consensus on how the Israelites managed to conquer it.

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More about: Archeology, Bible, Book of Joshua, Book of Judges, Canaanites, Hebrew University, Israel, Tel Hazor, Yigael Yadin

 

How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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More about: Arab democracy, Human Rights, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy