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Saul Singer, a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Middle East Quarterly, Moment, the New Leader, and bitterlemons.org (an Israeli/Palestinian e-zine). Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He is also on Twitter. Close.

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February 22, 2007 10:00 AM

Back to the USSR

Russia is defending Iran’s nuclear program diplomatically, and helping to build it physically. The Russians argue that Europeans have played an even more pivotal role in paving Iran's path toward the bomb, but Europe seems to be slowly coming around to correct its mistake.

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March 20, 2007 6:34 PM

People Kill Since Biblical Times

Asking why there is ethnic and religious conflict is like asking why Cain killed Abel. At that time, there was no ethnicity and no religion. They were literally brothers. Yet one killed the other.

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May 1, 2007 4:42 PM

Destroy is Easy, Win takes Patience

David Ignatius has compared the Iraqi challenge to diffusing a land mine, and Rami Khouri to the difficulty of digging oneself out of a hole. A more apt parallel might be for America to think like a tortoise racing against a terrorist hare.

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December 27, 2007 1:36 PM

To Help Pakistan, Fight Iran

The Question: After Benazir Bhutto's assassination on Thursday, what's next for Pakistan?

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is yet another brutal peek into the world's future if the jihad threat is not confronted and defeated. Just as Syria routinely assassinates its democratic opponents in Lebanon, and just as Iraqi politicians and citizens fear for their lives while trying to escape a legacy of tyranny, we see how Islamo-fascists will stop at nothing to destroy their archenemies: democracy and freedom. We also see that no country or faith is safe from the jihadis and their favorite weapon, the suicide bomber, since they have no compunction at slaughtering fellow Muslims in a Muslim country.

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August 29, 2008 2:12 PM

Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Will Challenge An Obama White House


The Current Discussion: In their campaign, should Barack Obama and running mate Joseph Biden advocate a clean break in U.S. foreign policy, or should they rely on continuity and experience?

The Democrats should not be aiming for continuity or a clean break in American foreign policy but for a third option: synthesis.

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May 1, 2009 11:30 AM

Islamofascism Is Next Big Threat

The Current Discussion: How can we reduce our vulnerability to risks posed by global interconnectedness - from swine flu to financial contagion to terrorist threats? What risks do you see on the horizon?

The advance of technology, development and globalization tends to solve the problems it creates, while also constantly creating new ones. For example, countries tend to pollute more as they develop, then get wealthy enough to clean up the mess they made along the way.

Shai Agassi, whose company Better Place is leading the transition to fully electric vehicles in a number of countries, points out that the advance of wealth and technology threatens to overwhelm the planet with millions of new cars each year. The solution, he says, is to transition to battery-powered vehicles. This transition is now feasible because of advances in battery technology, and it would help end the human addiction to oil. Transitioning will become easier as the energy density of batteries increases (much like how computer chips, memory, and fast internet all rapidly continue to become cheaper and more powerful.)

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