By Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo Months of statewide lockdowns across the country were meant, in part, to buy time to ramp up testing and contact tracing with regard to the spread of COVID-19. Now, amid an upsurge of cases in Florida, Texas, Arizona and elsewhere, we still have nothing like a strategic approach to … Continue reading It’s past time for a pandemic testing strategy
Some came with sledgehammers, some just with their bare hands. On the night of Nov. 9, 1989, jubilant crowds began tearing down the Berlin Wall, an infamous barrier dividing families, a city, a nation. Even as we celebrate that iconic moment, the moral meaning of the Berlin Wall is little understood. The Berlin Wall was built and … Continue reading The Berlin Wall and the Evil of Socialism
Seventeen years, 2,351 Americans dead, 20,094 wounded. These grim numbers scarcely begin tell the story of the Afghanistan war, which marked its 17th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 7. It’s been a tragic failure, but for reasons few people understand. Read on.
Twenty five years ago, Israel and the Palestinians signed the fateful Oslo peace accord. What has been the legacy of this acclaimed venture in peacemaking? Read: How 25 years of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking aggravated the conflict
At long last, the United States is leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council — a morally corrupt U.N. organ that flagrantly betrays the ideal it supposedly upholds. The council has been a microcosm of the U.N.'s fundamental moral bankruptcy. Read on.
Two huge developments have put a renewed focus on the war-torn Middle East: President Trump’s abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal, and Israel’s air strikes on Iranian military bases in Syria. These may seem like yet more turmoil in a region marked by perpetual strife but, in fact, the stakes here are wider than people … Continue reading How Mideast hostility to Israel has gone jihadist—with Iran at the frontline | The Hill
This article hooks into a seemingly minor news item about a unity deal between Palestinian factions to illustrate a hugely important story: how the moral bankruptcy of American Mideast policy has normalized the Palestinian movement — an authoritarian movement deeply hostile to individual rights — and has now empowered jihadists seeking to destroy Israel. Read the … Continue reading Let’s stop normalizing the Palestinian movement
[TheHill.com] On Donald Trump's first foreign trip, he is visiting one of our putative allies in the Middle East: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the president, who has been called the great "disruptor" of American politics, the trip is an opening to begin undoing the deplorable U.S.-Saudi relationship. For years, the U.S. has embraced … Continue reading Why Trump should disrupt the scandalous US-Saudi relationship