Here’s a strongly recommended read from international think-tank, the Brookings Institute. As I read the article, I thought that once again, US foreign policy has missed the strategic objective. Like Iraq, US involvement in Syria has been enormously costly but the end-game is far from clear. For a while, Russia looked to be out-foxing the US but the real strategic winner in the Middle East seems to be Iran. Turkey’s continued strategic importance to the US is questionable and probably directly proportional to Turkey’s capacity to curtail Iran’s geopolitical influence. Thoughts?
According to the Jesusalem Post, this latest phase of terrorism in Israel is driven by the same fundamental force that has been behind all previous stages, namely the rejection by Palestinians of Israel’s existence in this land.
The Jesusalem Post explores the measured response of the Israeli Defense Forces and the police.