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Nov 24, 2020, 4:13 PM
Israel and a values-driven President Biden
'Might makes right' won't go over too well with an administration aiming to focus on promoting democracy and human rights
Apr 3, 2015, 4:47 AM
Breaking Babylon: Why ISIS Destroys Antiquities in Iraq
ISIS has embarked on a campaign to destroy Iraqi antiquities. They have looted and bulldozed numerous historical sites including Hatra, Nimrud, Khorsabad, and the Mosul Museum. The motivation for looting is clear—it has yielded tens of millions of dollars...
Mar 18, 2015, 4:25 AM
Assad’s Targeted Killings: Why He Doesn’t Need Chemical Weapons
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal campaign to suppress the Sunni opposition employs a tactic that improves upon his other weapons’ lethality —targeting those who treat the sick and injured. While his campaign against healthcare infrastructure in opposition-held territory has...
Mar 3, 2015, 11:15 PM
Sectarianism in Syria: How Assad Played Us
In an effort to solidify his base of support in the face of the Arab Spring, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad turned to sectarian politics. This policy created a dynamic in which U.S. actions in the region increasingly supported his regime....
Feb 25, 2015, 10:26 PM
Palestinian loss of land 1946-2000 unexplained
The image above is a depiction of Israeli expansionism that has been featured in several articles by University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Reagan administration official, included it in an article in Foreign Policy Journal, and it has...
Ari Heistein is a Research Fellow and Chief of Staff to the Director at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Israel.