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Conflicted over Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement


December 6, 2017 · Joshua Krasna

I'm an Israeli, a Zionist and an orthodox Jew. I admit—I am conflicted about the Trump administration’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. And I shouldn’t be. There ...

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Spared a War: Abe’s Victory and Japan’s Rearmament


November 28, 2017 · Arthur Waldron

I made my genuine Thanksgiving on October 27. The occasion was Mr. Abe’s crushing victory in the Japanese election; the reason was a genuine, though perhaps erroneous, sense that ...

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Jamaican Shipwreck: Will Merkel Go Down with the Ship?


November 20, 2017 · Ronald J. Granieri

For more than a month, representatives of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have been engaged in ...

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What to do During a Coup? Shocked Citizens of Zimbabwe Weigh Their Options


November 16, 2017 · Ann Toews

A visitor to Zimbabwe's capital city could be forgiven for missing the apparent military coup underway at Harare’s "Blue House." But despite business-as-usual in much of the city, anxiety ...

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Mugabe Is Out, but Don’t Look Away from Zimbabwe Just Yet


November 15, 2017 · Ann Toews

Zimbabwe and the rest of the world awoke this morning to an apparent military coup that has so far remained bloodless. After President Robert Mugabe dismissed his vice president, ...

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