On the 76th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test that heralded the Atomic Age, a scientist looks at why so few countries have acquired nukes since then—and how that could change
Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence
The Jewish State ‘has never been in a better strategic position than where it is today’
In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?
The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change
The nuclear age began 70 years ago today
The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.
The West is weak. Say it with me now: concessions, concessions, concessions.
A comparison of the White House’s political use of fairy tales in negotiating the terms of a nuclear program
Nevermind the finer points of the bargain being struck with Iran. Here’s why the entire premise is faulty—and dangerous.
Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed
Does the president understand the depths—and destructive implications—of the ayatollahs’ radical views on Jews?
There will be snacks, if you can get in
Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?
Was his comment really worse than American politicians’ electioneering?
The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The much-talked about address begins at 11 a.m. EST
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