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Yes, the Houthis Could Hit a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier with a Missile

No defensive umbrella is perfect. It is plausible that the Houthis could sneak an antiship cruise or ballistic missile or drone past aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower’s escorts and the carrier’s own point defenses. But sinking an aircraft carrier is another matter. Summary and Key Points: Rumors that Houthi …

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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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Joe Biden’s Ukraine Policy is Marching Toward Catastrophe

Allowing Ukraine to use American weapons to strike targets in Russian territory increases the risk of escalation without meaningfully aiding Ukrainian capabilities. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance is facing a significant turning point in its support for Ukraine’s defense against Russia. The Biden administration, in lockstep …

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Al-Makahleh: Non-state actors and militias, trigger to WWIII

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh As part of my two-day seminar at a European state on the future of the world if any global war erupts, I talked about the scourge of lawlessness and how militias and non-state actors can trigger WWIII. The world is currently facing an unprecedented wave …

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Joe Biden Is Walking Down the Path to a Nuclear War with Russia

There is nothing for the United States to gain and a great deal to lose by expanding the allowed target list of our weapons and ammunition to Ukraine. Risking nuclear escalation is foolish to the highest degree. Biden’s permission last week should be rescinded immediately before any damage …

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NATO’s 75th Anniversary and its Implications for Kurds

Hadi Elis Between the tumultuous years of the two World Wars, spanning from 1914 to 1945, Kurds found themselves scattered across four states: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. In each of these nations, genocidal policies sought to eradicate Kurdish identity, ranging from forced assimilation in Turkey to the …

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Al-Makahleh: King Abdullah II’s Visit to DC a crucial moment for the Palestinian cause

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh On February 12, 2024, King Abdullah II of Jordan met with President Joe Biden at the White House, marking his fourth official visit to Washington, D.C., and the first for an Arab leader since the breakout of the Hamas-Israel war on October 7 2023. …

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Is Washington Serious About Leaving Iraq?

Adnan Naser  With the country calling for a withdrawal and the region heating up, might the U.S. military presence in Iraq finally come to an end? So much has been reported on what the United States aims to do in the recent collision of interests between itself and …

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Jordan’s Crucial Role in Resolving the Gaza Crisis: A Plea for Immediate Action

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh The upcoming meeting between King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Joe Biden is not merely a diplomatic visit; it holds the weight of a nation’s plea for peace and stability. Amidst the chaos and devastation of the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, …

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