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What Abe and Modi need from each other

  • By
  • Afshin Molavi,
  • New America Foundation
September 30, 2014 |
The six million followers of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have been surprised to see a new language on his twitter feed: Japanese. On August 28, Modi issued seven tweets in Japanese, expressing his admiration for Japanese society and respect for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Weighing Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic militants

September 11, 2014
How feasible is the President’s ISIS strategy? Is it risk for the US to train and arm Syrian rebels? A network of alliances between the US and the Middle East has to be established in order for the plan to work, what’s the motivation driving different Middle East stakeholders to join the cause?

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New America Announces Peter Bergen as Vice President, Director of Studies, and Director the International Security, Future of War and Fellows Programs

September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — New America announced that Peter Bergen will be assuming the new roles of Vice President, Director of Studies, and Director of the International Security, Future of War, and Fellows programs.  Bergen had previously served as Director of New America’s then National Security Program.
 

Will Americans Accept Obama's Islamic State Plan?

September 10, 2014
New America Foundation's Tara Maller and Bloomberg's Al Hunt and Romesh Ratnesar discuss President Barack Obama's speech about the U.S. fight against the Islamic State militant group. They speak with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on "Bloomberg Politics: America's New War."

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Israel, Gaza and Monitoring Human Rights

September 10, 2014
Monitoring human rights during wartime is a particularly daunting challenge, since the message and the messenger are often greeted by a hostile audience.

B’tselem, Israel’s leading human rights organization, has for years led the way in monitoring and reporting on the state of human rights in the West Bank, Israel and Gaza. Since the Israeli army commenced Operation Protective Edge in July, many have praised the organization’s attempts to humanize the dead and to fact-check both the Israeli army and Hamas evenhandedly. Others have called them traitors.
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