Foreign Policy

Yom HaShoah - Germany must do more to honor its obligations

“I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.” These words from Elie Wiesel remain every bit as true today as when they were first uttered nearly 30 years ago. We recently observed Yom...

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Much ado about not much

Over the weekend, the kind of peculiar kerfuffle that can only happen inside-the-beltway erupted about a profile written by David Samuels on Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.

Much...

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The PYD & the PKK: two sides of a coin

Last week, questions were addressed to the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter by the Republican Party Senator, Lindsey Graham, and the answers were highly interesting in terms of the Turkish public opinion. For some time Turkey has put an...

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Emergency spending not needed for international crises

What started as a peaceful Syrian uprising has grown into a global proxy war, with the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey opposing the Assad regime; Iran and Russia trying to support it, and everyone randomly fighting the terrorist...

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Give Turkey a break

Turkey has become somewhat of a practicing target for criticism as of late.  For some politicians and political writers in the U.S and Europe, criticizing Turkey has become a hoppy, while for others it has become more of a passion. The...

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Why we sued the American Studies Association

In the past few years, the American Studies Association (ASA) has been diverted from its scholarly mission—promoting the study of American culture—to a political one, by leaders seeking to turn the ASA into an organization that advocates for...

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Iran fans the flame of conflict in Syria

The Iranian regime’s involvement in the Syrian conflict is increasing day by day. There are now more than 60,000 troops from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), including 8,000 soldiers from the notorious terrorist Qods force and...

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Illinois voters should hold Sen. Mark Kirk accountable

Politicians like Sen. Mark Kirk are responsible for fanning the flames of injustice and human suffering in regions such as the South Caucasus. There, on one side of the geostrategic spectrum we have a pro-Western U.S. ally Azerbaijan, which has...

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A Mother's Day wish

If there is one gift I could give my mother this Mother’s Day, it would be to have her husband (my dad) and son (my brother) home. It has been more than a year and a half since my father and brother were forcefully removed from our family home in...

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Cutting off ISIS' energy supply

Now more than ever, energy plays a vital role in national security. Estimates indicate that in 2014, the terrorist regime, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was producing 50,000 oil barrels per day. In recent years, the US has made...

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