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Netanyahu Finally Has the President He Wants. History Suggests There Will Still Be Problems.
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Since 1948 the Israeli-American relationship has had many ups and downs. Expect this to continue.
The Real Middle East Crisis
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
A list of the half-dozen greatest threats to human security in the region.
What the Democrats Need to Do to Win Back the White House
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Hint: They can’t bank on impeachment.
The World War 1 Lesson Trump Should Keep in Mind as He Heads Off to His First NATO Summit
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Disaster ensues when coalitions stop speaking to one another and the members “do their own thing.”
50 Years Ago the US Supreme Court Upheld the Deportation of “Homosexuals” As “Psychopaths”
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
It’s a case we should remember as we consider the arbitrary restrictions the Trump administration wants to impose on immigrants.
The French Election Shows the Risk of Abolishing the Electoral College
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Americans have been spoiled over the past two plus centuries with the stability of our republican form of form of government. Let’s not risk it.
We Thought Diplomacy Couldn’t End the War in the Pacific. But We Dropped the Bomb before We Found Out for Sure.
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
The lesson we need to learn for 2017.
Congress Has the Power to Disclose Trump’s Tax Returns
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
They should and history shows why.
Trump's Disclosure of Secrets to Russia: What Historians Are Saying
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
... And what they're saying about fellow historian H.R. McMaster, Trump's National Security Advisor. 
Kissinger also Gave Away Israeli Secrets to the Russians
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
In 1972 he disclosed to the Russians that Israel had a source high up in the Egyptian government. It was Nasser’s son-in-law.
We Should Be Dealing with the North Korean Threat the JFK Way
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
By ramping up diplomacy.
Roundup Top 10!
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.
Putin’s Not Making It Easy, but We Need to Understand How He Views NATO and the US
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
The experts call this strategic empathy. It’s essential.
Why Is There So Little Popular Protest Against Today’s Threats of Nuclear War?
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
It would be a terrible thing if it takes a disastrous nuclear war between the United States and North Korea to convince people that nuclear war is simply unacceptable.
Men Shouldn’t Be Threatened When Critics Denounce Toxic Masculinity
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
The critique of toxic masculinity is not an attack on maleness: it is fueled by a vision of stronger, more grounded and responsible men.
Slandering Native Americans this Spring
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Once again Native Americans are being made to look like fools for supposedly selling Manhattan for $24. It's outrageous.
The One Place in Japan Where World War 2 Isn’t Forgotten
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
And still, even there, Japan cannot fully come to terms with the war.
Review of Jerald Podair’s “City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles”
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Did the Dodgers move to LA change the city?  This author thinks so. Our reviewer doubts that.
Review of Chris Whipple's “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency”
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
"The Gatekeepers" is a fascinating book focusing on the chief of staff role from Nixon to Obama, ending with a bit of speculation about the man serving Donald Trump.
What People Are Talking About
May 24th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Links to important discussions about topics in the news this week.