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The Haredi Future

December 29, 2014

Mosaic‘s December monthly essay confronts one of the key issues for Israel as it envisions its future: the status and role of Israel’s haredi population in Israeli public life. Aharon Ariel Lavi, a 2013-2014 Tikvah Fellow and a co-founder of the Shuva community on the Gaza border and of the National Council of Mission-Driven Communities, authored the […]

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In 1993, the late Samuel Huntington described Islam as having “bloody borders.” But what does this observation have to do with Islam as a religion or set of ideas? How much of the violence in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Gaza or the uncertainty in Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, the Gulf states, Indonesia, or Turkey has to […]

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What Ukraine Means

December 25, 2014 | By: Eliot Cohen

Tikvah faculty member Eliot Cohen has a new essay in The American Interest on the meaning of Russia’s incursion on Ukraine. The issue is not “whether Khrushchev was wise in giving the Crimea to Ukraine in 1954, or how it came to be that eastern Ukraine is largely populated by native Russian speakers,” but rather […]

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Writing on The Weekly Standard‘s blog, Elliott Abrams has a provocative new post on the implications of Barack Obama’s announced change in US-Cuba relations. Imagining the viewpoint of a Saudi, Emirati, Jordanian, or Israeli, Abrams plays out just what one of these nations would think of Obama’s willingness to normalize relations with the pariah state Cuba. What […]

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Tortured Arguments

December 15, 2014 | By: Shlomo Brody

In the wake of the Feinstein Report on the CIA’s post 9/11 activities, Rabbi Shlomo Brody, founding director of the Tikvah Overseas Seminars, takes a look at some arguments about when Jewish law condones the use of torture and their applicability to the post-9/11 landscape. Brody refuses to accede to the notion advanced by many […]

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