Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Trump And Kim Jong Un – Sailing On Uncharted Waters

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The prospective meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un would be historic, and regardless of the outcome it will have major implications for years to come. The conflict over North Korea’s nuclear arsenals and ballistic missiles is complex. It is driven by a mindset seething with mutual suspicions and profound distrust between the US and North Korea, which dates back nearly seven decades and has profoundly prejudiced their ultimate intentions.

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“Army Of Islam”: Erdogan’s Plot Against Israel

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This article is co-written by Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra. Arbana Xharra authored a series of investigative reports on religious extremists and Turkey's Islamic agenda operating in the Balkans. She has won numerous awards for her reporting, and was a 2015 recipient of the International Women of Courage Award from the US State Department.

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Murder By Congress

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Once again, we are faced with another mass shooting. This time the cold-blooded killings took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 14 innocent students and three adults.

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The US’ Enablement Jeopardizes Israel’s Future

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The US’ Enablement Jeopardizes Israel’s Future


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Basking In The Shadows Of The Ottoman Era

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Basking In The Shadows Of The Ottoman Era


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When Geopolitical Conditions And Moral Values Converge

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The geopolitical developments in the Middle East over the past fifteen years have created new political and security dynamics engendered by the violent turmoil and profound concerns over the Iranian threat, shared by Israel and the Arab states.

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Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem

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Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital And The Prospect Of A Two-State Solution
I was in Israel when Trump made his announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Time To Kick Turkey Out Of NATO

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The egregious violation of freedom of the press in Turkey has reached a mammoth proportion that places Turkey among the most oppressive nations for journalists.

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Self-Determination Is An Inalienable Right

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The Iraqi Kurds’ referendum that was conducted several weeks ago won an overwhelming majority in favor of independence, but was rejected by much of the international community, es

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Child Poverty In America Is Indefensible

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The Trump administration’s proposals on the annual budget, the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and restructuring of the tax system all point to a sad and even tragic conclusion.

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