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by / on April 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm / in Africa, Issue, World

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

…a descendent of the principal Mangwato tribe, became the first president of Botswana after election in 1966. In 1967, a team of De Beers geologists found abundant quantities of ilmenite and garnet, the two chief indicators of diamondiferous presence, between the villages of Letlhakane and Mopipi Pan. In April 1967, the volcanic pipe at Orapa was found, initiating the excavation of the world’s most valuable diamond mine. De Beers saw the vast pot…

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by / on August 30, 2012 at 1:16 am / in Opinion, World

Seizing the Day and Fixing the Sinai

by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be wise to consider learning from the late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. On May 17, 1977 at 11:30 PM, Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak learned that Menachem Begin had surprisingly won the Israeli elections. Mubarak woke President Sadat, saying, “Mr. President, I have bad news for you, Begin will be Prime Minister.” Sadat turned to Mubarak and surprisingly (but providentially) r…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm / in Middle East, World

…Bibi One More Time?

by Daniela Brunner Six months ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party joined the centrist party Kadima to make a broad super-coalition that comprised 96 out of the 120 seats in Israel’s legislative body, the Knesset. The center-right coalition fell through within seventy days. On October 25, Likud joined forces with the hyper-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) party in preparation…

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by / on January 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm / in Middle East, Opinion, World

My Humble Reply

by WikiCommons On January 16, my fellow cohort at Columbia Political Review, Josh Fattal, wrote an intriguing response to my piece written just a few days prior, “A Modest Proposal.” In my article, I argue that Israel needs to consider engaging Hamas diplomatically in some capacity as an effort to prevent more Israeli-Hamas violence, and to help move the peace process forward. I contend Israel can no longer ignore Hamas on its flank,…

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by / on January 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm / in Opinion, World

A Modest Proposal

by WikiCommons With the conclusion of the most recent war between Israel and Hamas, the status quo is reemerging yet again to denote the calm on the contentious border. As many had predicted, the conflict did not, and as of yet has not, moved the peace process forward. Rather, both sides are settling in after the Egypt-brokered ceasefire and seem to be awaiting the next outburst of hostilities as they have countless times before. Ther…

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Opinion, World

Endless War: West Bank Occupation Hazards

by for MT “Among the different questions raised by the idea of the renaissance of our people on its own soil, there is one the importance of which outweighs all others: the question of our attitude towards the Arabs,” wrote Yitzchak Epstein, one of the few Zionist Jewish leaders native to Palestine, in 1907. The very existence of such a humane and moral attitude among Zionists is a powerful statement about the motivations of its propo…

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by / on July 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm / in Election 2012, Opinion, World

Netanyahu and Romney, Destined to be Together?

by photo for CPR The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, really wants Mitt Romney to be president. He’d probably wait a little to say it publicly, partially out of courtesy, and partially to cover his behind in case Obama is re-elected, but it is hardly a secret. Therefore, it was probably a good idea for Mitt Romney to announce that he would visit Israel later this summer. There are many more and less obvious reasons wh…

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by / on May 2, 2007 at 3:57 pm / in Book Review, Congress, Culture, Domestic, Issue

Lame Duck

by Indicted former Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay is a born fighter, a fact he makes clear in his aptly titled new book, No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight. DeLay’s distinguished service in the armed forces culminated in numerous awards for bravery on the battlefield in Vietnam… no, wait: DeLay never served in the military. Instead, he received multiple student deferments, even after getting expelled from Baylor…

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by / on December 5, 2010 at 10:12 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Issue

The Hundred Mile High Club

by America’s ability to wield power effectively in the global commons is a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy and a key source of American influence, but today’s world is witnessing a dramatic expansion of those commons—into outer space. America’s response to this broadening terrain will carry tremendous weight for the stability of the international system. Satellites allow U.S. forces to communicate, navigate, gather intelligence, an…

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by / on April 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion

As the Crow Flies

by The Columbia University Senate voted on April 1, 2011 to lift the ROTC ban on campus. Columbia couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate date to pass this resolution. The 51 individuals who voted for this measure truly are April fools. Why? Because they allowed the program back on campus under the premise of “non-discrimination” after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT), while ROTC wa…

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