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Israel should go “all the way” in Gaza

The editor-in-chief of the Times of Israel, David Horovitz, speculates in his blog post on why Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is hesitant to go “all the way” in Gaza. He offers a few potential explanations, among them that maybe … Continue reading

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The Cold War hasn’t gone anywhere

In 1946, the author, George Orwell, wrote that Russia had “began to make a ‘cold war’ on Britain and the British Empire.” To add to this, Bernard Baruch said a year later, “we are today in the midst of a … Continue reading

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When Russia invaded Estonia—and Jack Ryan saved it

This post first appeared on EstonianWorld. The time is “present day.” Russia’s president is a former KGB officer who uses phrases like “The fall of the Soviet Union was one of the greatest tragedies of the last century.” The modern … Continue reading

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Nicosia — the last divided capital

For decades, the most famous (or rather infamous) barrier in the world was the Berlin Wall. Surrounding the entire West Berlin, it separated the city for 28 long years. But in 1989, it all came to an end. The people’s … Continue reading

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“Soil that I have walked on, land that I miss, soil that has resurrected me—Ammohostos”*

I can only imagine how the people of Famagusta felt on and around 14th August, 1974, when they heard that the Turkish army was coming their way. The widespread panic that ensued after the news reached the town must have … Continue reading

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