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What’s Next For Iran?

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What’s Next For Iran?

 In the lead-up to the May 19 presidential election in Iran, most observers maintained that the electorate would be focused on one main issue. Did the lifting of economic sanctions on the part of the United States following the nuclear agreement signed by Tehran with the five members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, […]

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Vichy France: A Cautionary Tale

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Vichy France: A Cautionary Tale

As William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past isn’t dead.  It isn’t even past.” How true this has been the case in the current presidential election in France. Thanks to the candidacy of Marine Le Pen and the National Front, arguments about the wartime collaborationist fascist regime, led by Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain and headquartered in […]

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Allies Could Have Saved Millions Of Jews

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Allies Could Have Saved Millions Of Jews

The recent release of the once-inaccessible archive of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, dating back to 1943, by the London-based Wiener Library, the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and Britain’s largest collection on the Nazi era, has reignited an old debate. How much did the Allies know during World War II that Adolf Hitler’s genocidal regime […]

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Turkey Slides Further Into Authoritarianism

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Turkey Slides Further Into Authoritarianism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been auditioning for the role of Ottoman sultan  — a position left vacant by Mehmed VI with his abdication in 1922 — for at least the past 14 years. In 2004, Erdogan became Turkey’s prime minister, following the parliamentary election victory of his newly-founded Justice and Development Party (AKP) […]

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He Created A Synthetic Language

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He Created A Synthetic Language

The 100th anniversary of the death of Ludwik Zamenhof, the creator of the Esperanto language, was observed on April 14 of this year. Zamenhof, a Jewish physician, was born in the northeastern Polish city of Bialystok in 1859 and died in Warsaw in 1917. Bialystok belonged to the Russian Empire at the time and, as […]

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Is War With Russia On The Horizon?

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Is War With Russia On The Horizon?

Are the neoconservative jingoists in Washington pushing for armed conflict with Russia? Their charge that an April 4 chemical gas attack by air against civilians in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun was ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, supported by Moscow, is, very conveniently, giving them further ammunition to create war hysteria. Two days […]

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U.S. Resets Relations With Egypt

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U.S. Resets Relations With Egypt

As turbulent a country as ever, Egypt, in the last six years, has seen an uprising topple a dictator, the election of a Muslim Brotherhood leader to power, and finally a coup that brought a former general/ defence minister into office. When Barack Obama came to Washington in 2009, he promised a “reboot” in relations […]

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Mubarak: Downfall And Rehabilitation

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Mubarak: Downfall And Rehabilitation

It was 18 days that shook the Middle East. The autocrat who had ruled Egypt for nearly three decades was gone, ousted by a popular uprising that was part of the larger upheaval in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring. So it appeared at the time. But six years later, it now seems […]

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China, Israel Far Apart On Diplomatic Issues

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China, Israel Far Apart On Diplomatic Issues

Israel’s relationship with China is no longer just about trade, but also about geopolitics. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was China between March 19-21, leading a trade mission that included five ministers in his government.  Netanyahu met with President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and the head of the country’s parliament, Zhang Dejiang, as the two countries […]

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Chinese-Israeli Relations Blossoming

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Chinese-Israeli Relations Blossoming

Hoping to boost trade, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to China on March 19 for a three-day visit to the Asian economic giant, along with Israel’s largest-ever business delegation. The mission included five ministers in his government.  This was Netanyahu’s second visit to China in four years. Prior to his trip, Netanyahu, who’s also the country’s foreign […]

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