Mark Silverberg

Jonathan Pollard: The Case for Commutation of Sentence

Pollard was indicted and convicted on only one charge - one count of passing classified information to an ally - without intent to harm the United States. , 3/27/2013, 12:52 AM

A Leap of Faith - Hamas and Israel

While Hamas capacity to wage war has been seriously damaged ,its entire socio-political and educational system which is based upon this jihadist pathology remain intact and unaltered., 11/27/2012, 11:09 AM

America's Middle East Delusions

From where did the Muslim Brotherhood credo come? Why did 75% of Egyptians vote for them? What can we expect in the Middle East and why have the US overtures to the Arab/Persian world failed so miserably? A thought-provoking and informative article., 7/27/2012, 7:16 AM

Lieberman's Moment

An Israeli Foreign Minister with enough chutzpah., 4/14/2009, 2:14 AM

The Banality of Evil

A resurgence of the oldest of ancient hatreds., 2/18/2009, 11:52 PM

The Final Reckoning

Only a matter of time., 12/21/2008, 11:52 PM

The Grand Bargain

US negotiators entered into a pact with Iran., 11/4/2008, 9:08 PM

The Tragedy of Arabia

A sorry state of affairs., 10/18/2008, 7:46 PM

Israel's Challenge

A disturbing anti-Israel parody., 9/17/2008, 11:56 PM

Russian Bear Rising

The West's hollow gesture is a key lesson., 9/8/2008, 1:27 PM

Changing the Rules of War

Our enemies have been given an enormous advantage., 3/25/2008, 12:54 AM

When Hypocrisy Becomes Policy

What Israel could learn from its critics., 2/20/2008, 11:53 PM

Betrayal or Deception

Israel will be left to deal with Iran., 12/17/2007, 1:49 PM

Warning Signs in Annapolis

Israel-Arab peace is not on anyone's agenda., 11/8/2007, 5:34 PM

Ahmedinejad's American Sojourn

A suicidal mania gripped American academia. , 9/30/2007, 11:56 PM

The Lesser of Two Evils

Mahmoud Abbas has good reason to rejoice. , 6/24/2007, 11:25 PM

The Coming War

Hamas is living on borrowed time., 6/4/2007, 5:43 PM

The Perception of Weakness

War and peace involve issues of perception., 4/26/2007, 1:38 PM

The Roadmap to Extinction

On her recent sojourn to Jerusalem, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced her intention "to try to help the parties (Israelis and Palestinians) come together to look at how they can move through the Roadmap." Truth is, there's not a snowball's chance in Gaza she can do it., 2/6/2007, 11:25 PM

Iraq, Iran and the Strategy of Defeat

America is discovering that the road to victory in Iraq runs through Tehran and Damascus. It is also discovering that a military strategy based on a ?limited war? doctrine and confined to Iraq cannot defeat an Iranian enemy engaged in a broader war of conquest. , 1/28/2007, 4:44 PM

The End of Idealism

In the five years that have elapsed since the 9/11 tragedies, US foreign policy in the Arab Middle East has shifted from actively promoting democratic change to the previous policies of <I>realpolitik</I>, which are based more on political and material considerations than on ideological, moral, ethical or idealistic concerns., 11/6/2006, 10:00 AM

The Price of Democracy

Democracy carries with it consequences and, like freedom, it comes at a price., 5/30/2006, 11:31 PM

AIPAC and the First Amendment

On May 23rd, Americans will have a better idea whether policy analysts, lobbyists, journalists, members of the press, newspapers or any private American citizen who leaks classified national defense information will now become a criminal. , 5/21/2006, 11:12 PM

Lessons Not Learned

While Israelis are calling for a two-state solution through a "unilateral withdrawal", Hamas is calling for a Final Solution and an Islamic state by "vanquishing the Zionist enemy." , 4/24/2006, 7:21 PM

Time for a Reality Check

Just as Leon Uris's epic film on the birth of the State of Israel (<I>Exodus</I>) set the course for positive relations between America and Israel throughout the 1960s, so the films now being generated by Hollywood on Middle East events will have the exact opposite effect., 3/20/2006, 10:18 PM