The US’ enablement jeopardizes Israel’s future
Further enablement of Israel by the US will be the kiss of death to an Israeli-Palestinian peace and will make Israel a pariah state surrounded... Read More
Two bridges – how to forgive the unforgiveable
What lessons can forgiveness after Colombia’s 50-year war have for the USA? For one, it demonstrates that there is a need for all of us... Read More
The dangerous erosion of the US’ global leadership
The Republican party has become complicit in Trump’s mischiefs and misguided policies. It is now up to the Democrats to get their act together, regain... Read More
A party that has lost its soul
If the Republicans continue on their current path and keep swallowing everything that Trump spits out, come November they will pay the price – and... Read More
The ABCs of Trump’s political demise
Republicans and Democrats must join hands and present Trump with a choice to resign or be impeached. Nothing else will save the country but Trump’s... Read More
Child poverty in America is indefensible
The state of poverty in the United States, particularly among children, is abhorrent and scandalous, putting America, the richest and most powerful country in the... Read More
Annulling the Iran deal – a dangerous strategic mistake
Rendering the Iran deal null and void will cap Trump’s misguided and treacherous approach to the Iran deal, and irreparably undermine America’s global, moral, and... Read More
Is America still a beacon of light to other nations?
The embedded political, economic, cultural, military, and technological achievements of America remained unmatched. We must now rebuild on this strength and fight for America’s soul.... Read More
An open letter to President Trump
If, as you claim, you are an American patriot who loves his country and cares about its future as a global power and its indispensable... Read More
Climate change and the catastrophe of Trumpism
Trump’s readiness to allow himself to hold beliefs that are motivated solely by self-interest and his complete disregard for the weight of evidence reflects not... Read More
Korean tensions – could they slip out of control?
Today, there are both anticipated and unanticipated dangers. There can also be avenues for cooperation. Leadership is crucial. As with the 1975 Helsinki Conference, Track... Read More
Trump’s wars – more to come
The American president’s domestic failures are fuelling militarism abroad. It’s a dangerous mix.
Trumpism and the ethics of climate change denial
To really address Trumpism and the denial of man-made climate change, we have to assume moral responsibility, not only for our actions but for our... Read More
Trumpism and anti-Semitism
The growing anti-Semitism in the United States has been fed by a social-political atmosphere that is conducive to groups that thrive on racist ideology. White... Read More
Trump and Netanyahu – embracing illusions, ignoring reality
What Netanyahu and Trump have demonstrated during their press conference was that both seem to revel in illusions where they find a zone of real... Read More
Relocating the American Embassy to Jerusalem
Relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem unconditionally will be a de facto recognition of Jerusalem, east and west, as the capital of... Read More
President Trump’s moral harm
Although Trump has already succeeded in creating a degree of havoc all around the globe, what we need to begin to prepare for is the... Read More
Reset redux – how to coordinate US and Russian foreign relations
A brief contrast between US and Russian political histories and diplomatic philosophies enables us at least to trace the contours of a possible resolution, with... Read More
Trump: “close the open hand out of love”
Trump’s appointments, coupled with a campaign promise to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, may well translate to unfettered support for settlements and the... Read More
America’s Weimar moment
In its contempt for things like evidence, justification and warrant, Trumpism has created a social condition in which virtually all the normal constraints on public... Read More
Questions and answers about some of the raging events in the Middle East
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU, answers some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America’s... Read More
The Balkans and the latest twists in Transatlantic decline
Given Brexit and Trump, the relationship between Putin and Merkel increasingly will provide the fulcrum of Balkan – and European – security.
What happened to America?
President Obama’s legacy is on the line. He must either rise to meet the challenge by taking courageous and decisive military measures; or continue his... Read More
Is Trump a new kind of fascist?
The antidote to the rise of populist politics based on distrust is in how we describe the disease itself. To view Trump simply as an... Read More
Will America survive a Trump administration?
This country had had awful presidents in the past, but the United States is bigger than any one chief executive, regardless of how bloated, egomaniacal... Read More
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