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New York Times Defaults To Insanity On Syria
Articles - February 20, 2014

"What's Next for Syria?" the New York Times headlined its latest editorial on the subject this week. Its answer reflects the mushy-headed thinking that all too often emanates these days from America's "paper of record."

Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 320
Bulletins - January 17, 2014

Missiles in Kaliningrad raise tension with NATO;
An Israeli honor for an American missile defense champion;
Another step forward for Israeli defense

The Unique Tragedy of the Palestinian Refugees
Articles - December 18, 2013

UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, is tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees. The films, pictures, slides and prints the organization has collected on the refugees' plight will now be displayed in Jerusalem's Old City in an exhibit entitled "The Long Journey," which will then tour Europe and North America. The images, available online, are heartbreakingly powerful and emotive.

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 304
Bulletins - November 26, 2013

Baghdad will allow Kurds to pump oil in Turkey;
Syria's chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea;
Egypt hosts top Russian officials

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 303
Bulletins - November 18, 2013

Brotherhood banned and fleeing Egypt;
Al qaeda influence spreads in Syria, peace talks delayed;
Brotherhood leader arrested in Egypt

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 301
Bulletins - October 30, 2013

Egypt's Sisi could be the next president;
Egypt plans LNG imports despite Israeli gas offers;
Syrian opposition unsure about Geneva 2

Chemical Belly of the Syrian Beast
Articles - October 22, 2013

With civil war raging, Syria, a state sponsor of terror, has attacked its own people with chemical weapons and attempted to skirt international sanctions. The United States, the EU, Russia and the UN must identify the full extent of the threat and eliminate Syria's chemical weapons capacity

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 297
Bulletins - September 23, 2013

MB spokeman arrested in Egypt;
National dialogue talks in Bahrain on hold;
Oil prices ease on Libya, Syria news

Syria Remains An Explosive Problem
Articles - September 10, 2013

Barack Obama owes Vladimir Putin. Big time. That's the only conclusion one can draw from the president's nationally televised address on Syria on Tuesday evening. In it, Obama talked tough, highlighting the need to hold the Assad regime to account for its atrocities. But he also made clear that plans for U.S. military action have been deferred, perhaps even tabled, pending the results of Russia's plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control — a proposal that Damascus has hastily accepted.

In Syria, Go After Banks Before Bombs
Articles - September 6, 2013

As the White House considers taking military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians, the president has turned to Congress to authorize airstrikes. Lawmakers weighing their decision on the most consequential policy vote since the 2002 authorization for war in Iraq should encourage the President to also consider using an additional tool to force the Syrian regime to change course: stepping up economic warfare against Syrian banks and institutions that do business with them.