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New York Times Editorial Board: Foreign policy, defense policy; Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, Fall 2013

Israel's Headline From the Future

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — The embassy of Israel in the United States sent out this tweet earlier today: A fake New York Times front page for March 23, 2025, purporting to report on how Iran duped everyone on a nuclear deal. Israel's using every weapon in its PR arsenal. About that Iran sunset clause...

Are Netanyahu and Boehner Hurting the American-Israel Relationship?

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Republican House Speaker John Boehner are jeopardizing Israel's relations with the United States for crass political partisanship. Now the Obama administration is pushing back.

Advocate for Syrian ‘Moderates’ Changes His Mind

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Predictions that so-called "moderates" in Syria could ever prevail over President Bashar al-Assad were always a long shot. Few had military experience. And throughout the civil war, now going into its 5th year, they have been fractured and unable to coalesce under a unified command.

Indonesia’s Corruption Fighters in the Fight of Their Lives

nytimes.com — JAKARTA, Indonesia - Over the past decade, Indonesia was so determined to erase the tainted legacy of Suharto, the strongman forced to resign in 1998, that it established one of the world's more effective anticorruption agencies. Now the future of that agency, the Corruption Eradication Commission, known as the K.P.K., is under serious threat in a standoff with the police and President Joko Widodo.

Indian Prime Minister Modi Condemns Religious Violence

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — After holding back for too long, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India delivered a firm statement Tuesday condemning religious violence. In what was widely seen as a response to recent attacks on Roman Catholic churches in and around New Delhi, he promised that his government "will not allow any religious group, belonging to the minority or the majority, to incite hatred against others, overtly or covertly."

Rand Paul Challenges Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on Iran

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Politicians who oppose President Obama can bluster all they want, grab headlines and curry favor with donors yet don't have to be responsible for their (too often) irresponsible critiques and prescriptions on foreign policy. So it was refreshing to hear Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky split with some of his fellow Republicans on Iran during a presidential forum on Saturday organized by Freedom Partners.

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Get More Rights

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Forced from their homes by civil war, millions of Syrians have been displaced, either within Syria or to neighboring countries. There is no sign of an end to the four-year-old conflict, but there is some good news from Turkey, where 1.6 million Syrians have taken refuge.

After the Attack in Peshawar, Will Afghanistan and Pakistan Cooperate?

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — One vital element missing from the long fight against the various Taliban groups that operate on both sides of the lawless Afghanistan-Pakistan border has been serious cooperation between the governments in Kabul and Islamabad. The slaughter of 148 students and teachers by Pakistani Taliban at a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday ought to change that.

Senate Committee Bothered to Authorize War Against Islamic State

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee got some things right when it voted on Thursday to authorize President Obama's war against Islamic State. The panel at least attempted to deal head on with this problem, which the rest of Congress has chosen to ignore during five months of American-led bombing in Iraq and Syria-even though the Constitution assigns lawmakers the responsibility for declaring war.

World to Desperate Syrians: We Won’t Help

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Some of the world's wealthiest and most important countries are failing the test of international citizenship and basic compassion. In the face of the brutal Syrian civil war, which has forcibly displaced millions of civilians, these states have not resettled a single refugee. Let's name names here: China. Russia.
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Mar 05, 2015

Netanyahu May Gain Only a Fleeting Lift From His Speech, Experts Say nyti.ms/18OAhDP

Mar 04, 2015

RT @JeremyBenAmi: .@chrislhayes thx for intvw last night on @allinwithchris here's 2-min video w/Rice and Netanyahu side by side. youtube.com/watch?v=Pzuxtq…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @Gawker: Who thought Netanyahu's speech to Congress sucked? George Washington, for one. gaw.kr/Cmkw9Or

Mar 04, 2015

RT @nytopinion: Linda Greenhouse: Overturning Obamacare would fundamentally change the way #SCOTUS interprets laws nyti.ms/1B2swo4 #KingvBurwell

Mar 04, 2015

RT @ezraklein: This is the exchange making a lot of people think Anthony Kennedy might be the swing vote on Obamacare decision: vox.com/2015/3/4/81492…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @AFilan: Netanyahu's popularity rises after U.S. Congress speech, polls show dailym.ai/17RhUwU

Mar 04, 2015

RT @nytimes: Read the Justice Department's full report on its investigation of the Ferguson police nyti.ms/1DVFmEx pic.twitter.com/EJzyRTzRXj

Mar 04, 2015

China’s Military Budget Increasing 10% for 2015, Official Says nyti.ms/1DLsGxA

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