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24th August 2012 - World Affairs Journal

Bitter Harvest: China’s ‘Organ Donation’ Nightmare

When Wang Lijun made his break for the US consulate in Chengdu on the night of February 6th, he was in a unique position to reveal a series of damaging stories about his superior, Bo Xilai...

24th August 2012 - Haaretz

A Perverse Quid Pro Quo

"Proud to be Goyim," read the man's appropriately brown T-shirt, "Goyim" written in Hebraic-style English letters. "100% Unkosher." This was my welcome to a rally two weeks ago...

23rd August 2012 - The Commentator

Wake Up Call for Swedish Social Democrats: Julian Assange is Friendly with Dictators!

Emanuele Ottolenghi

This is what you get from reading Karin Olsson's impassioned defense of her country's democratic standards in last week's Guardian: Olsson, alongside many Swedes...

23rd August 2012 - The Rosett Report

Where Should Ahmadinejad Bunk Down in New York?

Plaudits to the watchdog group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which is again tackling the mission of persuading New York City hotels to spurn Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his entourage...

23rd August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

An Apology for Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

The cover of Paola Caridi’s new book, Hamas: From Resistance to Government, should have served as a warning. If the title didn’t suggest a kinder, gentler Hamas, the cover art certainly did.

23rd August 2012 - The Long War Journal

Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data

Bill Roggio

Attacks on Coalition forces by Afghan forces -- the so-called green-on-blue attacks -- are emerging as a major threat in the 11-year-old war in Afghanistan. These attacks from within have increased dramatically...

23rd August 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Iranians Incite Genocide; Israelis ‘Employ Invective’

Clifford D. May

Iran or Israel: Which is more deserving of censure? On the one hand, as the French news agency Agence France-Presse reported last week, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling Israel...

22nd August 2012 - Tablet

Why Romney Won’t Strike Iran

Republican foreign-policy circles have hailed Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running-mate, noting that he believes in free trade, a strong defense, and is thinking seriously about China.

22nd August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas’s Corruption

Jonathan Schanzer

The regional standing of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist faction born in 1987 as a Muslim Brotherhood splinter group, has undoubtedly been buoyed by the meteoric rise of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

22nd August 2012 - Faster, Please!

It’s Not About Israel, Stupid — It’s About Us

Michael Ledeen

When is the last time any of the four candidates visited Walter Reed Medical Center in suburban Washington? If they did it in recent months, I haven’t seen any press coverage of it.

21st August 2012 - National Review Online

Obama’s ‘Alert Observation’ of Anti-Christian Violence Must End

Benjamin Weinthal

As Nina Shea discussed below, Pakistani authorities have incarcerated a 12-year-old Christian girl, who is believed to suffer from Down’s syndrome, because she allegedly burned pages of the Koran.

21st August 2012 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Kills, Captures al Qaeda-Linked Taliban Commanders in East

Bill Roggio

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces captured an al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander in Ghazni and killed another in Kunar during raids over the past 24 hours. Both commanders were targeted...

21st August 2012 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in Iraq Video Details Deadly Raid in Haditha

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq, al Qaeda's political front in the country, recently released a video detailing a sophisticated attack in March that included dozens of fighters dressed as police commandos...

21st August 2012 - The National Interest

The Mideast’s Vanishing Christians

Benjamin Weinthal

Times are tough for Christian communities across the Middle East. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was putting it lightly when she said that Coptic Christians “are deeply anxious [3] about what the future holds for them and their country.”

21st August 2012 - The Commentator

Why Crunch Time is Coming for Israel and Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In recent months, expectations of a coming Israeli pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear installations have become increasingly hyped in the media and the public domain.

21st August 2012 - The Weekly Standard

Iran Targeted Israeli Embassy in Washington

Thomas Joscelyn

In the fall of 2011, the Obama administration revealed that American officials had discovered an Iranian terrorist plot against Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Working through a local emissary...

21st August 2012 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Releases Biography of Slain Senior Leader

Thomas Joscelyn

The 21st, and latest, online edition of al Qaeda's "Vanguards of Khorasan" magazine contains a biography of slain al Qaeda leader Atiyah Abd al Rahman. According to a translation provided by the SITE...

21st August 2012 - USA Today

‘Diplomacy Has Run Its Course’

Clifford D. May

The intentions of Iran's rulers could not be clearer. They have repeatedly threatened and incited genocide. Most recently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel "a cancerous tumor" which will "soon be excised."

20th August 2012 - The Long War Journal

Shabaab Leaders Divided? Not Quite

Bill Roggio

Has a rift developed between Shabaab's top leaders over the group's decision to formally join al Qaeda, in the face of pressures from the Somali, Ethiopian, and African Union offensive that has seen the fall...

20th August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Tunisia Honors Convicted Murderer Samir Kuntar

Benjamin Weinthal

The city of Bizerte in Tunisia last week honored convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, who carried out a brutal 1979 attack in Nahariya that killed Israeli policeman Eliyahu Shahar, and Danny Haran and his four-year-old daughter...

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