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Thinking Aloud: The Palestine Delusion on College Campuses

March 14, 2016 by Darius  “From the river to the sea, our country will be free!” That’s heard constantly at pro-Palestine protests and posted on social media. As a slogan, it’s pithy, quotable, and even catchy—and also something that should … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School”

“Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School” The New York Times, September 2, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/world/middleeast/unicef-warns-of-lost-generation-of-war-children-out-of-school.html “War and upheaval across parts of the Middle East and North Africa in recent years have driven more than 13 million … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Khirbet Khizeh”

July 5, 2015 by Darius  In the American Jewish community, there are few topics more controversial than Israel’s purported expulsion of Palestinian villagers in 1948.  This controversy has led to, among other things, the cancellation of an Israeli play dealing … Continue reading

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Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

In my reading lately, I’ve come across a few Middle East jokes that I thought I would share: In Egypt, President Gamal Abdel Nasser wanted a vice president dumber than himself, so he chose Anwar Sadat.  After Nasser died, Sadat, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “My Promised Land”

June 22, 2015 by Darius  I recently read My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Israeli journalist Ari Shavit.  My Promised Land was much heralded when it first came out and attempts to chronicle the entire scope … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “France Seeks Bigger Role in Mideast”

“France Seeks Bigger Role in Mideast” The Washington Post, June 22, 2015, p.A10 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/france-wants-bigger-role-in-israeli-palestinian-peace-efforts/2015/06/21/06c635c6-182e-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html “France’s top diplomat traveled to the Middle East over the weekend to take a crack at solving the seemingly unsolvable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering a new way … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Darius’s Rules of International Engagement, #4

June 21, 2015 by Darius  [If you study international relations and political science, it’s impossible to avoid coming across Carl von Clausewitz.  While Clausewitz’s credentials may have been a bit thin in his primary specialty, military theory, he has given … Continue reading

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