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Over at Politico, Van Jackson provides a fascinating discussion of the possible underlying preferences that drive Kim Jung Un’s recent overtures. Jackson argues that Kim has more concrete goals that are evident in North Korea’s word and deed, and that happen to also propel North Korea toward the meta-goal of unification, but on terms favorable to […]
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Debate Over

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In General
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On March 19, 2015
Above: A racist. I guess the debate over whether Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist is over: The prime minister also dismissed allegations that he was a racist following comments about Arab voter turnout during the election, saying simply: “I’m not.” OK then! Netanyahu really is modeling himself after American conservatives, who reject the same (usually […]

Iron Dome Revisited

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In Robert Farley
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On March 20, 2013
I have a piece at Open Zion on new skepticism about the effectiveness of Iron Dome: Keeping all this in mind, we should take care in assessing claims about Iron Dome without having all of the evidence. Postol may be wrong, and the Israelis may have good data demonstrating the effectiveness of the system at […]

Amos Oz

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On January 12, 2013

I’m glad someone in Israel is still willing to speak the truth about where the policies of the Netanyahu government is taking the country–down the road to apartheid. Also, Oz’s cat i

Iron Dome

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On November 20, 2012

I have some thoughts on Iron Dome over at Open Zion: Even on its own terms, the strategic success of Iron Domes remains in serious question. Whatever tactical success Iron Dome achieves comes at consi

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