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News Analysis: Will Kim Jong-un Trade His Nuclear Arsenal to Rebuild Economy?

Despite lingering doubts about his nation’s ability to strike the continental United States with a nuclear weapon, Mr. Kim appeared to be making clear he intends to enter negotiations with Washington the way the Soviets did decades [...]
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News Analysis: After Trump Strikes Syria, Syrians Wonder ‘What’s Next?’

Seven years in, some now argue that the only realistic way to stop the war, prevent a jihadist resurgence and allow the country to move on is to acknowledge that Mr. Assad, with help from Iran and Russia, will remain in power and to effectively [...]
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News Analysis: Hamas Sees Gaza Protests as Peaceful — and as a ‘Deadly Weapon’

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Few analysts, and certainly few Israelis, have suggested that Hamas may actually be rethinking its strategy merely because it has joined what are meant to be nonviolent mass protests and has name-checked the heroes of peaceful civil disobedience. “It’s [...]
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News Analysis: ‘Mission Accomplished!’ But What Is the Mission in Syria?

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Veterans of Washington policymaking in the Middle East offered conditional praise for Mr. Trump’s restrained approach to the strike, if not necessarily his more bellicose rhetoric. In hitting three sites associated with Mr. Assad’s [...]
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News Analysis: From One Strike in Syria, a World of Potential Risks

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“If this is it, Assad should be relieved,” tweeted Randa Slim, an analyst at the Middle East Institute. If this is it #Assad should be relieved. #Syrianstrike — Randa Slim (@rmslim) April [...]
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Though Deadly, Gaza Protests Draw Attention and Enthusiasm

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But that leaves its soldiers aiming rifles at unarmed people. “What the Israelis are defending is not lives. They’re defending a fence,” Mr. Munayyer said. “That’s not the standard when it comes to the use of lethal force — [...]
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News Analysis: Netanyahu’s Reversal on Migrants Shows Influence of Hard-Line Allies

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The deal with the United Nations refugee agency might have given Israel a bit of relief from international criticism of the latest violence along the border with Gaza, where Israeli forces killed at least 16 Palestinians on Friday during [...]
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Illinois primary 2018: Live analysis

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Live Illinois 2018 election analysis & updates Advertisement Live Analysis LIVE | March 20, 2018 8:18 p.m. EDT There’s a crowded ballot today in Illinois, but attention is focused on just a handful [...]
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News Analysis: Netanyahu, Under Fire at Home, Seeks a Warm Embrace in U.S.

2 months ago | 0 comment
Doing so, after all, will remind anyone listening that it was Mr. Netanyahu, out of all the prime ministers in Israel’s seven-decade history, whose stewardship of the Israeli-American alliance reaped such a long-awaited diplomatic reward. “He [...]
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News Analysis: President Xi’s Strongman Rule Raises New Fears of Hostility and Repression

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The party’s move comes as Mr. Xi has proclaimed an era of China’s greatness, when the country, he says, will take what he sees as its rightful place as a top global power. Already, it is establishing military bases in the Western [...]