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  1. On December 1, French President Emmanuel Macron went to Washington for the first state visit of the Biden administration. After the pageantry, presents, hand holding and flattering words of fraternity and solidarity, Macron faced the gathered press. "We will never urge Ukrainians to make a compromise that will not be acceptable for them." "That," said … Continue reading "How the Mainstream Media Misses the Money Quote"

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  2. Reprinted from Bracing Views with the author’s permission. Reports that Ukraine is launching modified drones to strike airbases deep in Russia highlight the unpredictability and escalatory nature of wars. Ukraine is no longer content at defending itself against Russian aggression; Russia itself must be made a target, which will likely provoke harsher Russian counterattacks. Meanwhile, … Continue reading "Beware of Long Wars"

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  3. There is a good reason why Gadi Eisenkot, a former head of the Israeli military, expressed alarm last week as Benjamin Netanyahu awarded unprecedented powers over the occupation to a far-right settler party in his new government. Eisenkot claimed that the army was in danger of “falling apart” if Netanyahu so openly politicized its role. … Continue reading "How Ben-Gvir Blows Apart the ‘Security’ Story of Israel’s Occupation"

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  4. Another 24 people were wounded.

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  5. The war in Ukraine is stretching the NATO alliance. The pull is still gentle and the cracks still small. But the potentially endless duration of the war, the economic suffering it has caused in Europe and even disagreements over causes and solutions is stretching the alliance. It is sometimes forgotten that Turkey is a member … Continue reading "How Aligned Is the Atlantic Alliance?"

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