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  • 5 notes on Obama’s this-is-not-a-war speech

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 11, 2014 | 3:53 am

    Obama’s speech on ISIS (which Obama refers to as ISIL) was thin on detail but fairly clear in intent. Here’s what he said, and what he did not say, as I understand it.

    1. Broadening the front

    Obama said he would strike ISIS within Syria. That is a change of policy. But as Rajiv...

  • Israel says it gagged reports captive Sotloff was its citizen

    September 5, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Israel said on Thursday it had prevented local media from reporting that slain U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, in a bid to reduce the risk to him after he was seized by Islamist insurgents in Syria last year.

    Islamic State, a militant group which has...

  • May 8, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2013 | 3:09 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. and Russia Plan Conference Aimed at Ending Syrian War

    To Read: Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns shares his view on the different ways America can promote democracy in today's Middle East-

    Democratic reform can proceed in different ways and...

  • Syrian video shows Filipino peacekeepers in “safe place”

    March 7, 2013 | 8:07 am

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released a video on Thursday purporting to show six Filipino peacekeepers from a United Nations convoy detained in the south of the country on Wednesday.

    In the video, a man who identifies himself as a captain in the U.N. Filipino battalion...

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