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Asaf Romirowsky
Israel and the Academy
The Politicization of Middle East Studies

The influential Middle East Studies Association objects to the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, thereby giving up any pretense of professionalism it still had.

Palestinian Politics
Return or Die?

Palestinians in Syria have been swept up in the horrific violence. What is the response of the Palestinian Authority?

With Friends Like These
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What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?

A group of American-Jewish leftists is imitating the BDS movement in an attempt to put a right-wing Israeli position beyond the pale. It’s inexcusable—and dangerous to civil society.

Pro Forma Neutrality
From Welfare to Warfare

As troubling revelations emerge about the UNRWA’s activities in Gaza, including that it discovered missiles in its schools and then returned them to local officials, both the organization’s mission and its politics deserve a closer look.

Satisfaction
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BDS, MLA, and One Rockin’ Shavuot Night

As the Rolling Stones rocked Tel Aviv, the MLA’s BDS petition went down in flames. But the fight over BDS is far from over.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
representation

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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