Weekly Review, October 12-16, 2015

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, October 16th, 2015 @ 7:19PM

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Obama’s Palestinian Legacy in the MakingRachel Ehrenfeld – Being caught taking a leaf out of the Palestinian blood-libel against Israel, the Obama administration had to retract its statements, which in essence repeated the Palestinians’ false accusations that the wave of Palestinian violence against Israelis is Israel’s fault…continue

How Putin Sees AmericaStephen Bryen – I am not a Kremlinologist, and Kremlinology sort of went out of fashion with the collapse of the Soviet Union. But I always enjoyed the speculation that Kremlin-watchers were so good at. Who lined up on top of reviewing stand in Red Square during military parades; who was missing; who said what to whom? These and countless other outward signs were diagnosed and re-diagnosed ad nauseam, but sometimes the Kremlin-watchers got it right…continue

State Dept: Nuke Deal Allows Iran Ballistic Missile DevelopmentOmri Ceren – The administration’s campaign on the Iran deal involved commitments that Iran would not be allowed to: increase its military threat to American allies, make progress on its ballistic missile program, or violate U.N. sanctions. Now Iran has conducted a test that: puts Israel in range of a missile likely designed with a nuclear payload in mind, makes progress on its ballistic missile program, and violates U.N. sanctions…continue

For Palestinians, Conflict With Jews Is Existential in NatureYossi Kuperwasser – The large number of knife attacks is a product of the long-running educational war conducted by the Palestinian leadership, including both Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas. The current terror wave proves again that the Palestinians see the conflict with the Jews as a religious, nationalist and existential in nature. The terror outbreak is rooted in the Palestinians’ demand that Jews be barred from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and Muslims allowed unrestricted access to the site…continue

Would Turkey’s Military Stand By?Rachel Ehrenfeld and Norman Bailey – Saturday’s double suicide bombings in Ankara that killed and wounded hundreds of Kurds and supporters of the opposition to Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) who rallied for peace, suspiciously looks as if it was steered by him. His meek reaction to the bombing did not help, nor did the blackout on the media…continue

News & Analysis

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to Return to German BookstoresNBC News

Palestinians, Israel

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 9-15, 2015)The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

Oslo boomers: Palestinians born after 1993 accords set a teen terror trend – JNS

The Palestinian Intifada Turns into a Religious WarFiamma Nirentsein

Iran

US confirms Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile – Jerusalem Post

Iran Winning the Underground Arms RaceDaily Beast

Syria, etc.

Turkey’s Unwillingness to Take on ISIS Has Come Back to Haunt ItBehlul Ozkan

Nolo conttendere: The Danger of Not Competing. Withdrawing from a contest isn’t always cost free. Allies are always watchingJakub Grygiel

To Save Iraq, Arm the KurdsAliza Marcus and Andrew Apostolou

Obama’s Foreign Policy: InadvisableEliot Cohen

Russia, etc.

Moscow’s Airstrikes in Syria Accompanied by Widespread Counter-Terrorist Operations inside RussiaPaul Goble

Russia’s Muslims Helping to Fund Anti-Asad Forces in Syria, Maltsev Says – Paul Goble

America Without a Strategy. Central Asian Officials Say They’re Worried About Taliban’s SpreadThe American Interest

Ten Years after Nalchik, ‘Nowhere in the North Caucasus has the Problem of Terrorism been Resolved,’ Expert Says Paul Goble

Latin America

The Coming Turmoil in Latin America. What happens when the region’s new middle class discovers its progress isn’t permanent?Moises Naim

The Iraq of Latin AmericaMichael J. Totten

Cyber

Cyberwar Ignites a New Arms Race. Dozens of countries amass cyberweapons, reconfigure militaries to meet threatWall Street Journal

US cybersecurity sprint slows to a stroll following huge data breach – George Russell

US navy returns to celestial navigation amid fears of computer hack. US Navy recruits to learn how to navigate using the stars as America grows increasingly worried about possible hacking of computer navigation systems – Telegraph UK

Miscellaneous

Justice Department creates domestic terrorism unit. “It is clear that domestic terrorists and homegrown violent extremists remain a real and present danger to the United States”UPI

The 1980s Called Again. Havana and Moscow reunite in SyriaJames Taranto

Suspected ‘honor killing’ stokes German fears about customs, crimes of Middle Eastern refugees – Benjamin Weinthal

Henry Kissinger: Good or Evil? 10 historians assess the controversial statesman’s legacyPolitco

The long, sordid tale of corrupt UN leadershipBenny Avni

CRS Reports

Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for CongressAmy F. Woolf Specialist in Nuclear Weapons PolicyOctober 13

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