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Ed: 35: May/2010

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Naming Names in Foreign Policy Categories: Islamic Extremism     Author: Jeffrey Herf

The various forms of radical Islamism represent the third major form of totalitarian ideology and politics in modern world history. While it seeks to benefit from the pathos of Third Worldist rhetoric, its ideological themes have more in common with fascism and Nazism than with Marxism-Leninism.

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Un-Holy Mess in Jerusalem Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

While most ordinary passers-by began suspecting corruption only when they saw Holyland's tallest peak gradually rise above it, assorted environmental groups understood from the onset the project's aesthetic damage and legal manipulations.

Child of the Revolution Categories: Iran     Author: Michael J. Totten

One young Iranian man, who now goes by the name Reza Kahlili, joined Khomeini's Revolutionary Guards right at the beginning. He quickly became disillusioned, however, when he saw young people tortured and murdered in Teheran's notorious Evin Prison.

Nuclear Fallout Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Michael Crowley

Critics may complain that the nuclear summit was a glorified photo-op. But even merely gathering world leaders to discuss nuclear terrorism is an achievement.


Scribblings: A Whistleblower? Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The reporting of Israel's Anat Kamm affair in Australia was a mixed bag, with a fair amount of sensationalism in many cases. Hopefully, those paying attention were able to absorb the following key details which correct the more sensationalist versions of the story.

Editorial: Nuclear Elephant in the Room Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Yet Obama's Nuclear Security Summit largely ignored the Iranian nuclear elephant in the room. His sanctions efforts against Iran are likewise taking much too long, as the Iranians continually announce the achievement of new nuclear milestones while deadline after deadline is postponed.

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