Weekly Review, June 15-20, 2015

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 @ 6:19PM

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Left: Learning a trade … former “militants” study electronics at the Swat valley centre. Photograph: Mian Kursheed/Reuters 

The Folly of Islamic de-Radicalization Rachel Ehrenfeld Establishing de-radicalization centers to fight the jihadist plague, either in Muslim countries or in the West is a futile endeavor. They cannot erase centuries of indoctrination by religious authorities in Arab and Muslim countries. The preaching of hatred of all others (Kuffār), for not following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, include instructions to dehumanize and subjugate those who cave-in and preferred methods to kill the rest, especially the Jews. This has been re-enforced by local mosques and madrassas in Muslim dominated territories over centuries, and more recently in non-Muslim countries...more…

Universal Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: A System for the Future Dr. Gene H. McCall The problems of the vulnerability of the Global Positioning System to jamming and interference and the inadequate performance of eLoran are addressed. A new system, which should satisfy national needs for decades into the future, is defined. Satellite navigation aids (GNSS) coupled to receivers and processing systems to extract critical position and time information have become an important part of societies throughout the entire world.…more…

Obama-Style Mutual Respect Rachel Ehrenfeld President Obama’s 2009 inaugural address has laid down the foundations to the chaos engulfing the Middle East. “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth….He then signaled “the Muslim world” with a promise to “seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.” This was the opening salvo in the Obama administration’s bizarre attempt to deal with the longstanding animosity of the Muslim world toward the…more…

News & Analysis

Steinitz: US report on Iran terrorism should end delusions about nuclear program JP

The Saudi Cables Wikileaks

Russian and Israeli Outlooks on Current Developments in the Middle East Conference Proceedings, Zvi Magen and Tatyana Karasova, Editors – INSS

What ‘snapback’ mechanism in the Iranian deal? It’s ‘a fatal defect under a different walnut shell’John Bolton

Houellebecq’s ‘Submission’: Islam and France’s MalaiseJohn Rosenthal

The disastrous state of Kurdish nationalism Sirwan Kajjo

Al-Nusra Front: The real threat for SyriansSirwan Kajjo

Will Erdoganąs election setback spell change for Turkey and its ties with Israel?JNS.ORG

How Obama Abandoned Israel. Netanyahu and the president both made mistakes, but only one purposely damaged U.S.-Israel relations – Michael Oren

“Almost No One in Russia Wanted Real Democracy with Division of Powers,” Gudkov SaysPaul Goble

How Obama gave us a new world disorderBenny Avni

It’s Past Time for a Pivot to Europe Walter Russell Mead

In being suckered into climate alarmism, the Pope risks backing policies that hurt the world’s poor James Delingpole

Social Engineering [and the OPM cyber intrusion] Richard Fernandez

Capitol Hill

House:

OPM: Data BreachCommittee on Oversight and Government Reform – June 16

Advancing United Statesą Interests at the United NationsForeign Affairs Committee – June 16

Progress Toward a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network – Energy & Commerce Committee – June 16

Western Hemisphere Drug Interdiction EffortsTransportation & Infrastructure Committee – June 16

U.S. Policy and Strategy in the Middle EastArmed Services Committee – June 17

Assad’s Abhorrent Chemical Weapons AttacksForeign Affairs Committee – June 17

A Review of the President’s Executive Actions on ImmigrationOversight Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules – June 17

Human Rights Abuses by Vietnamese Authorities – Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations – June 17

The Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act: State Department’s Non-ComplianceForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa – June 17

The Future of Property Rights in CubaForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere – June 18

Senate:

Strategic Implications of Trade Promotion and Capacity: Building in the Asia-Pacific RegionForeign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy – June 16

GAO Reports

Nonproliferation: State Needs to Establish a Reporting Process That Would Minimize the Delays That May Affect Sanctions on Trade with Iran, North Korea, and Syria – GAO-15-703T, Jun 17, 2015

Nonproliferation: State Should Minimize Reporting Delays That May Affect Sanctions on Trade with Iran, North Korea, and Syria – GAO-15-519, May 22, 2015

Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps to Improve Vetting of Airport WorkersGAO-15-704T, Jun 16, 2015

Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on DOD’s Modernization – GAO-15-584R, Jun 15, 2015

 

CRS Reports

The Addition of Trainers to Iraq: Background for Congress – Kathleen J. McInnis, Analyst in International Security – June 16

CRS Insights: Turkey After June 2015 Elections: Erdogan and the AKP Fall Short – Jim Zanotti, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs – June 16

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