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The holiday from history is over, although we may be the last ones to see it. Neither Russia nor Iran – nor China, North Korea, or Syria, for that matter – is very interested in signing anything with the West right now. Good deals based on the old assumptions aren’t as tempting when better ones seem to lie just over the horizon.
While Pakistan has been invited to the NATO summit in Chicago next week, Israel has been left out, at the request of Turkey, according...
Turkey will block Israel from participating in a NATO summit next month because the Jewish state has not responded for the killing of Turks who attacked Israeli naval officers boarding the illegal flotilla Mavi Marmara in May 2010.
Turkey blocked the participation of Israel in next month's NATO Summit in Chicago, a Turkish newspaper reported. Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vetoed Israel's participation...
We are now more than ten years into America's invasion of Afghanistan, which was designed to rout the Taliban who had harbored Al Qaeda. The fighting has resulted in thousands of American and NATO deaths and casualties as well as billions of dollars spent. It would appear, however, that little has been accomplished in terms of American goals, with the Taliban still a formidable military and popular force in the country.
Perry suggested that the US should eliminate all foreign aid to Turkey.
JERUSALEM – The Mideast war of words heated up this week as Syrian president Bashar Assad threatened to destroy Tel Aviv in six hours with a volley of upgraded Scud missiles if Turkish or NATO forces threatened his teetering regime.
Regional tension over Iran’s nuclear capability is escalating, with Iranian officials threatening that their country will attack Israel and NATO missile defense installations in Turkey if Iran is attacked by Israel or the United States.
Osama bin Laden was assassinated by U.S. Special Forces on May 1, 2011. Although media emphasis thus far has been focused almost entirely on the pertinent operational and political issues surrounding this "high value" killing, there are also important jurisprudential aspects to the case that require similar attention. Whether or not killing Osama was a genuinely purposeful assassination from a strategic perspective, a question that will be debated for years to come, we should now also inquire: Was it legal?