Axis of Resistance

An anti-Israel rally in Tehran, Nov. 24.

America Needs a Middle East Strategy

Nearly two months into Israel’s ground campaign, all eyes are on the Gaza Strip. Yet divisions over Gaza point to a disconnect between U.S. policy and strategic reality. The Middle East is headed toward a major war, for which the U.S. needs a strategy well beyond Gaza. Since late November, […]

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USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea

The Right Response to Red Sea Ship Attacks: Dismantle Iran’s Proxy Axis

Responding to initial reports of an attack on the USS Carney in the Red Sea on Sunday, the Biden administration belatedly declared that the warship was not attacked; it simply shot down drones heading for an unspecific target during a series of attacks on shipping off the Yemeni coast. Yemen’s Houthi rebels, an Iranian

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An Extended Ceasefire Would Help Hamas but Hurt Israelis and Gazans Alike

Pressure for an extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is building in the United States. Congresswoman Becca Balint (D-Vt.) has expressed in a newspaper op-ed the same idea which polls show growing in support — that both Israelis and Gazans have suffered enough and what is needed is “an immediate break

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How US Mistakes May Lead to a Worst-Case Global Scenario in the Middle East

Notwithstanding President Biden’s heartfelt speech to the nation on Oct. 19, his administration — absent a change in policy toward Iran — is walking into a regional conflict of its own making. At every turn, the Biden White House has refused to rethink the folly of its Middle East policy and

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The Merkava IV tank makes its introduction to the 7th Armored Brigade.

Israeli Victory Is Critical to U.S. Interests

The outbreak of war in the Middle East means the Biden administration has to manage a complex strategic crisis. American objectives must be to ensure Israeli freedom of action for the next six months while deterring any Russian responses in the Middle East and beyond. A burst of U.S. support

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