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What Does Benny Gantz Want for Israel?

When Benny Gantz quit Israel’s emergency wartime cabinet, on June 9th, he did so with some political mudslinging. He and two of his colleagues in the centrist National Unity Party had joined Benjamin Netanyahu’s government immediately after the Hamas-led attacks of October 7th, “even though we knew it …

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National Conservatism and American Conservatism Join Issue

In The Claremont Review of Books winter 2023/24 issue, the magazine’s editor Charles Kesler published “National Conservatism vs. American Conservatism.” Siding with American conservatism, Kesler offered a respectful critique of National Conservatism, a transnational movement that embraces citizens of several Western nations, many of whom Kesler counts as …

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Macron/Le Pen: Cohabitation in France?

The outcome of the snap elections to the French parliament, to be held in two rounds on June 30th and July 7th, is uncertain.  The complex majoritarian voting system makes it difficult to arrive at precise estimates for the distribution of seats based on standard opinion polls for …

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A Foreign Policy for the World as It Is

“America is back.” In the early days of his presidency, Joe Biden repeated those words as a starting point for his foreign policy. The phrase offered a bumper-sticker slogan to pivot away from Donald Trump’s chaotic leadership. It also suggested that the United States could reclaim its self-conception …

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U.S. Foreign Policy Wanders Aimlessly

Giorgia Meloni was the winner of last week’s Group of Seven meeting. Whether giving French President Emmanuel Macron the stink eye or stitching up a deal to increase Italy’s clout in the European Union, the Italian prime minister had a good summit. Once stigmatized as a neofascist from …

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Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden: Who Wins the 1st Debate?

Harrison Kass CNN has announced the rules for the first presidential debate of 2024 between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, aiming to curb interruptions and facilitate actual debate. Summary and Key Points: CNN has announced the rules for the first presidential debate of 2024 between …

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A Turning Point for Turkey?

Robert Ellis Are the Turks finally getting fed up with Erdogan? After the local elections in Turkey in March, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, got one thing right in his balcony speech when he conceded his governing Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) defeat: “March 31 is not the …

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Assessing the G-7 Summit

Despite some encouraging resolutions at the Apulia G-7 Summit, progress on global security issues will depend on U.S. leadership. Giorgia Meloni was the star of the G7, embodying a “respectable” far-right. On Thursday, June 13, the Italian prime minister coldly welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor …

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Jordan: The Necessity of Restoring the Role of the State to Control the Free Market Economy

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh In periods of economic recovery, society becomes more open and lively. But in times of recession and social instability, it grows more tense and aggressive. This reality underscores the fallacy of absolute economic freedom. It is time to redefine and reassert the state’s economic …

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