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Bob McDonnell

The Court May Curb Legalized Bribery

April 27, 2017
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Today the Supreme Court begins hearing the case brought against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud.

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Back to Nation Building?

March 30, 2017
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Hillary Clinton calls for a more “active” foreign policy. When talking about conflicts around the world, from Syria to Ukraine to Afghanistan, she says the US needs to “do more.”

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Obama’s Inner Priority ‘Jammed’ by the Pentagon

March 26, 2017
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For Obama, Asia represents the future; it deserves far more U.S.

Congress must act soon to stop Apple

March 18, 2017
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If Congress does not act soon to rule that the CALEA act applies to extremely strong encryption inserted into Apple phones, every terrorist, drug dealer, and human trafficker with half a brain will

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Apple’s Chinese Red Herrings

March 17, 2017
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Far from yielding to the FBI’s call to help it gain access to messages stored in a terrorist’s cell phone, Apple is doubling down: Apple is working to increase its iCloud encryption, which would in

Donald Trump

China’s Role in the US Presidential Campaign

March 10, 2017
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The major candidates vying to become the next president of the United States in the current election campaign have hitherto paid much less attention to China as a military power – and much more to

The Selective Skepticism of Salon's Ben Norton

February 23, 2017
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(Written by: Gidon Shaviv) In a factually challenged piece in Salon, Ben Norton displays a dazzling skepticism of information from Israeli sources alongside a great acceptance of unfounded anti-Isr

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The Second Greatest Threat to Israel's Security

February 15, 2017
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Most of Hezbollah's 100,000 missile arsenal are hidden in civilian areas.

Xi Jinping

China: The Accidental World Leader?

February 13, 2017

If the U.S. under Trump leaves a vacuum, will China be the one to fill it?

U.S. Navy Seals

Will the Yemen Raid Become Trump's Benghazi?

February 12, 2017

If the Democrats in Congress were not shell-shocked by the bombardment of executive orders, and if they were able to hold the kind of investigation and hearing the Obama administration was subjecte

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Apple: Profit to Trump National Security

February 09, 2017
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There are reasons to believe that ISIS has acquired this material, which it needs to make a dirty bomb.

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To Keep AI Safe — Use AI

February 04, 2017
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The recent announcement that tech titans have committed $1 billion to an artificial intel

A child drags a crate at a refugee camp for Syrians and Kurds north of Athens.

Commentary: Trump Travel Ban On Syrians Should Exempt Kids Under 10

January 31, 2017

Here's a test as to whether the Trump administration's travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries is truly driven by security concerns or reflects a prejudice.

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Tillerson, Trump and the South China Sea

January 28, 2017

The world should now get used to a president and administration that speak first and (maybe) think later.

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Just Say No to Middle East Bailouts

January 23, 2017

Advocates of a Marshall Plan for the Middle East and other parts of the world often point to the great success the United States had with nation building in Germany and Japan after World War II as

Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human Rights World

In Hot Spots (Transaction Publishers, 2012), a former senior advisor to the White House, Amitai Etzioni, criticizes current trends in American and Western foreign policy and the shifting of attention from the Middle East to China. Etzioni argues that the true hot spots continue to be in the Middle East, not the Far East, and that for now, China should be treated by the United States as a potential global partner, not as an adversary.

My Brother's Keeper

In My Brother's Keeper: A Memoir and a Message, one of America's most admired public figures tells the story of his life. Born in Germany in 1929, Amitai Etzioni escaped the Nazi regime and as a teenager dropped out of high school to fight as a commando in the Israeli War of Independence. He went on to earn his doctorate at Berkeley, teach at Columbia University and Harvard Business School, and serve as senior advisor to the Carter White House. Although he has authored or edited over 20 books, Dr. Etzioni's influence extends beyond academic circles as the founder of the communitarian social movement.

“We Must Not Be Enemies”

December 05, 2017

In the aftermath of the November elections, progressives should stop asking themselves what went wrong and focus on where to go from here. 

Reining in Private Agents

February 08, 2017

Major segments of Western political and social philosophy, public disclosure, and policymaking hold the private sector to be basically the realm of freedom—and the government as the power that need

Academic Activism: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

January 17, 2017

A book review of The Public Professor, by M.V. Lee Badgett, NYU Press, 2016

Talking to the Muslim World: how, and with whom?

November 22, 2016

The struggle against terrorism in the Middle East has led to a quest to find ways to counter the normative appeal of violent extremists, especially the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

US-Sino Policy: The Next Four Years

October 06, 2016

James Steinberg delivers the keynote address for a conference re

Right Does Not Make It Right

September 29, 2015

A crucial difference exists between the right to say the most awful things—to use the N-word, deny the Holocaust, advocate for the Islamic State—and the rightness of saying these things.

Freedom of Navigation Assertions: The United States as the World’s Policeman

September 10, 2015

In line with its ‘‘Freedom of Navigation’’ program, the United States conducts ‘‘operational assertions’’ by sending naval vessels to violat

Self-determination: The Democratization Test

August 11, 2015

Self-determination is the process by which people, who are governed by a foreign power, gain self-government.

The Democratisation Mirage

July 23, 2015

One is reluctant to publish an essay that suggests that the families who lost their loved ones in Afghanistan and Iraq (as well as in Vietnam) – and the even larger numbers who have been maimed the