Going Native

Aug. 14 2013

Both Michael Oren and his successor, Ron Dermer, have been attacked for not being Israeli enough to be ambassadors for Israel. The example set by Abba Eban shows this criticism to be misguided.

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More about: Abba Eban, Israel, Michael Oren, Ron Dermer, United States

 

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy