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The Next Challenge To U.S.-Israeli Ties: China

May 21, 2020 Ilan I. Berman National Institute for Public Policy Information Series no. 459

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Israel on his first foreign visit since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic...the Secretary’s visit was intended put Israel’s government on notice that it needed to rethink its growing political, economic and strategic ties to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). 

How Congress should grade the Space Force doctrine

May 19, 2020 Peter Garretson The Hill

Earlier this Spring, the leadership of the U.S. Space Force, the country’s newest military branch, announced that it plans to roll out a new doctrine in the near future. But what that doctrine will look like remains to be seen — and Congress, which will be the ultimate arbiter of the document and the vision it contains, needs to ensure that the country gets it right.

Saudi TV series speaks volumes about regional dynamics

May 13, 2020 Lawrence J. Haas The Hill

During the holy month of Ramadan, now underway, when TV viewership among Muslims traditionally skyrockets, Saudi Arabia’s MBC network is airing a series about Jewish families in a fictional Arab country in the late 1940s — a series that speaks volumes about what’s changing, and what isn’t, across the region.

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