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Why Russia Doesn’t Want War Between Israel and Iran

Michelle Grisé While Russia would prefer the West distracted from Ukraine, a direct Israel-Iran conflict would expose its vulnerabilities in the Middle East. An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian embassy in Syria last week killed three IRGC-QF generals and four other Iranian military officers. Iran is expected to …

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How to Stop the Iran Threat: Four Critical Steps America Must Take

Zalmay Khalilzada Tehran will continue to increase its domination of Iraq and progress towards regional domination if it is allowed to do so. The United States and Israel are awaiting a threatened “significant” Iranian response to the attack on its consulate in Syria, but this is just part …

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Al-Makahleh: Let us stand united

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh In the midst of a nation grappling with challenges, there are voices that echo with lamentation and concern for Jordan because of regional turmoil. These voices, borne from genuine love for the land and its people, have emerged, urging Jordanians to be vigilant and safeguard …

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Is Trump Really on Track To Win 20% of the Black Vote?

Wednesday on the RealClearPolitics radio show (Monday through Friday at 6:00 p.m. EDT on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. Channel 124), RCP elections analyst Sean Trende discusses his new piece asking whether Donald Trump is really on track to win the highest proportion of black voters for any Republican since Nixon: …

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Will American AI kill European culture?

Europeans are racing to create their own artificial intelligence chatbots to stop U.S.-made tech from gobbling up their economies, culture and even languages themselves. From Madrid to Sofia, European Union countries have launched and supported a flurry of initiatives aimed at creating chatbots that are truly fluent in local …

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China’s Economic Slowdown is Strengthening its Defense Industrial Base

Nathan Sher As Beijing deprioritizes the real estate sector, it is doubling down on investment in science, technology, and national defense. In 2023, China’s economy grew at the slowest pace since 1990, apart from two years during the COVID-19 pandemic when the country was closed to the outside …

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The U.S. and Israel Negotiate Over the Fate of Hamas’s Last Bastion

Enia Kevin It is in Washington’s best interest to back Israel’s Rafah operation as it would minimize civilian casualties and ensure the success of the operation. Six months into the war with Hamas, throughout which Jerusalem has mostly managed to keep Washington on-side, Israel’s proposed IDF operation in …

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The Struggle To Control Post-War Gaza

James Dorsey Aid is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian fight about Gaza’s future. Its population of 2.3 million is largely a pawn in the cynical battle for control. Aid is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian fight about Gaza’s future. Its population of 2.3 million is largely …

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The Widening Willpower Gap

Konner Fiddler The weakness of adversary powers relative to the United States should not deceive us from their very clear advantage in willingness to execute decisive, if risky, strategies. On an unusually warm October day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took center stage to dedicate the new …

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