Middle East

Commentary & Opinion
12:07 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Herbert London: The Syrian Cesspool and U.S. Inaction

If one wants to understand what happens in world affairs when the U.S. sits on the sidelines unsure of its role and even its interest, Syria is an excellent case study. Now that a civil war has struck every corner of that country, Bashar Assad and his military force have killed at least 70,000 people, many rebels and may innocent bystanders.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:38 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Stephen Gottlieb: Iran

Iran’s position looks a bit stronger once the war in Gaza shifted everyone’s gaze.  But let’s use the breather to understand the bombast about Iran which will surely return.

Public bombast is not an effective or accurate way to get so-called messages to the other side. What goes on in private is vastly different. Diplomacy is private until public deals are reached and announced.

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Hudson Valley News
7:43 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Middle East Unrest Catches Attention of Hudson Valley Law Enforcement

Credit Doug Kerr

  Rocket attacks by militant Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza on Israel have prompted area police agencies to keep an extra sharp eye out.

Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois wanted to be sure the unrest in the Middle East doesn’t spill over to the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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