Middle East

Yom Kippur War and More

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson explain the Yom Kippur War, Israel and the Arab states, and the future of Israel–cohosted by Sami Winc. Share This

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America’s Middle East Dilemma

Toppling tyrants is ineffective in the long term without years of unpopular occupation. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void thus created, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves “The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” …

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The Are Slaughtering Us Like Chickens’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, December 2013

by Raymond Ibrahim // Gatestone Insitute As happens at Christmas every year throughout the Muslim world, Christians and their churches were especially targeted—from jihadi terror strikes killing worshippers, to measures by Muslim authorities restricting Christmas celebrations.  Some incidents follow: Share This

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A New Obama Doctrine?

With his presidency in tailspin, Carter radically changed course. Will Obama do the same? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  By the beginning of 1980, Jimmy Carter was in big trouble. Almost everything he had said or done in foreign policy over the prior three years had failed — and he was running for …

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Our Icarus-in-Chief

Obama’s global fantasies are falling to earth along with him. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  In the last two weeks, we learned that Bashar Assad has dismantled only 5 percent of his WMD arsenal, despite President Obama’s soaring rhetoric to the contrary. Russia violated a long-observed agreement with the U.S. about testing missiles. Iran’s take on the …

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