Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

By:
Barry Rubin
Much has been said about Benazir Bhutto's assassination; little will be understood about what it truly means. I'm not speaking about Pakistan, of course -- as important as that country is -- but rather the lesson for all of the Middle East. Back in 1946, an American diplomat asked an Iranian editor why his newspaper angrily criticized the United States,...
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By:
M.J. Rosenberg
A few hours after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I happened to see an interview with a group of Pakistani university students who were part of a stunned mass of grieving people on the streets of Karachi. They had varying opinions, arguing among themselves and cutting each other off until one young woman brought up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Of course,"...
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It was Gen. Douglas MacArthur who supposedly said, "Old soldiers never die; they simply fade away." I began wondering recently if there were some commensurate phrase that might sum up the fate of old editors, since in the case of at least one, he's refusing, rather insistently, to fade away. These notions popped up while I was perusing Lapham's Quarterly,...
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Strike the Report: This Year Could Prove the Year of Action Against Iran Think-tank scholar Peter Brookes writes in the New York Post ( www.nypost.com ) on Jan. 3 about Iran's dangerous nuclear game: "Iran turned up the heat this week on still-simmering concerns about its atomic aspirations. It crowed that its 1,000-megawatt Bushehr nuclear-power plant would be 'online' as...
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Healthy Skepticism's Still the Best Response to Annapolis
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The recently completed Annapolis conference provoked a vigorous debate in the American Jewish community, as it did in Israel. Finding the right mix of inducements to produce a genuine and secure peace with the Palestinian Arabs, while avoiding futile concessions to an enemy that often seems impossible to satisfy under any circumstances, is a thorny dilemma for those committed to...
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