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

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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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