Weekly Review, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2015

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 @ 6:21PM

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Iran’s “Chanting ‘Death to America’” JobsRachel Ehrenfeld – In his remarks before the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama attempted to dismiss the function of “Death to America” calls by the Iranian leadership in keeping millions of their people energized and busy. The huge demonstrations in which such statements are made are never spontaneous or cheap. They require careful planning and organizing…continue

The Rise of Islamist Dominance in Turkey: Part IJ. Millard Burr – The creeping diminution of Ataturk’s secular Turkish state began in 1970, when Necmettin Erbakan (1926-2011), who had been elected to Parliament the previous year, formed Turkey’s first Islamic political party in the post-Ataturk era. A year later, it was banned by the military government. Erbakan himself was a man whose…continue

Homage to CataloniaSol W. Sanders – Two contradictory groundswell political movements are colliding on the European scene with unpredictable results: The emergence of a supranational government with a growing top-down bureaucracy in Brussels once seemed to be undermining the old nation-state concept which had buried internal regional differences in most European states…continue

News & Analysis

Netanyahu addresses UN General Assembly (Video + Text)

Obama pulls Kerry and Power from audience of Netanyahu’s powerful UN speechThomas Lifson

What else is Iran hiding? – Ali Alfoneh and Reuel Marc Gerecht

Argentine President: Obama Administration Tried To Convince Us To Give Iran Nuclear Fuel Taylor Tyler

Iran Allows US Energy Firms’ Partnership in Oil, Gas ProjectsFars News

Palestinians Launch Fireworks, Wave Flags to Celebrate Brutal Murder of Israeli CoupleAlgemeiner

Why Do We Not Save Christians?. They need help, and they have no good place
to goElliott Abrams

There’s a War on, So Obama Calls a MeetingEli Lake

What U.S. Retreat Looks Like WSJ editorial

Daesh Hype about Stealing Nuclear WeaponsISIS

Putin dares, Obama dithers – The Economist

Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin: the odd coupleAlan Freedman, FT

Capitol Hill

House:

Outside Perspectives on the Department of Defense Cyber StrategyArmed Services Committee – September 29

U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in Syria: A Winning – Strategy?Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade – September 29

Cyber War: Definitions, Deterrence, and Foreign PolicyForeign Affairs Committee – September 30

Implementing the Department of Defense Cyber StrategyArmed Services Committee – September 30

Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: Continuing U.S. SupportForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations – September 30

The Threat of Islamist Extremism in RussiaForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats – September 30

Senate:

United States Cybersecurity Policy and ThreatsArmed Services Committee
September 29

The Changing Landscape of U.S.-China Relations: What’s Next? – Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy – September 29

The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: The Humanitarian Crisis – Foreign Relaitons Committee – September 29

GAO Reports:

Federal Information Security: Agencies Need to Correct Weaknesses and Fully Implement Security ProgramsGAO-15-714 – September 29

CRS Reports:

Legal Sidebar Can Creditors Enforce Terrorism Judgments Against Cuba? – September 29

Zivotofsky v. Kerry: The Jerusalem Passport Case and Its Potential Implications for Congressąs Foreign Affairs PowersJennifer K. Elsea, Legislative Attorney – September 28

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