Gaza-Israel conflict: Blame Hamas, not Israel

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
July 23, 2014
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Hostilities have quickly escalated, following the recent kidnappings and murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens and the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Hamas has been indiscriminately launching a barrage of rockets at civilian population centers. Last Thursday, Hamas inserted 13 jihadist... Read more »

American inaction in Syria will haunt the region for decades

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
July 9, 2014
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For those of us who value the “Responsibility to Protect Doctrine,” the case for using coercive measures in Syria is a slam dunk: President Bashar al-Assad has used barrel bombs, mass imprisonment, artillery, chemical weapons and other lethal methods to butcher his own civilians, resulting in the... Read more »

Obama was right, we should negotiate with the Taliban

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
June 12, 2014
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Following President Barack Obama’s recent decision to swap Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay, critics have assailed his administration for violating the timeless U.S. policy of never negotiating with terrorists. However, this case highlights the need to discard... Read more »

China and Russia sign $400 billion natural gas deal

Hunter Paul , Opinions Editor
June 5, 2014
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Will the Obama Administration’s sanctions against Russia do anything to affect President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical calculus? Forget about it. China just signed a $400 billion deal to buy Russian natural gas for the next 30 years, providing Beijing with a more secure line of clean energy and... Read more »

Benghazi: Enough with the grandstanding

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
May 22, 2014
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The events that resulted in the death of four Americans in Benghazi are a tragedy, not a scandal.   Recently, a new email was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the controversial talking points that United States U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice provided after the attacks.  Although... Read more »

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations: Destined for failure?

Hunter Paul, Contributing Writer
April 30, 2014
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Despite reassurances by the Obama administration that the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are merely at a standstill, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s initiative to jump-start the peace process is destined for failure.  As such, we should not expect any substantive agreements to emerge... Read more »