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  • September 07, 2016|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Countering Hezbollah's Horror Weapons

    Originally published under the title "Hezbollah's Horror Weapon and Its Remedy." The canonical definition of the Yiddish word chutzpah involves a man who murders his parents and then asks for clemency because he is an orphan. An unprecedented...

  • April 14, 2016|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Weaponized Horror and the Constraints of Conscience

    Originally published under the title "To Be Kind Is To Be Cruel, To Be Cruel Is To Be Kind." Just after the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, I warned that radical Islam would horrify the West into submission. In Europe, it has...

  • January 27, 2016|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    No Prosperity for Iran after Nuclear Deal

    Originally published under the title "Fleeting Chimera: No Prosperity for Iran after Nuclear Deal." As a matter of arithmetic, Iran is flat broke at the prevailing price of hydrocarbons. Under the P5+1 nuclear deal, Iran will recoup somewhere...

  • January 03, 2016|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Is the Saudi Monarchy on Its Last Legs?

    Excerpt of article originally published under the title "Saudi Arabia Stews in Policy Hell." Last week's mass executions in Saudi Arabia suggest panic at the highest level of the monarchy. The action is without precedent, even by the grim...

  • December 11, 2015|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Separating Violent and Peaceful Islam

    A diabolical logic prompted Donald Trump to propose a travel ban on Muslims: if the US government can't distinguish between peaceful and violent Muslims, then shut the door to all of them. Trump's instinct for political-as-reality-television...

  • December 07, 2015|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Obama's Tolerable Level of Terrorism

    Originally published under the title "The Tolerable Level of Terrorism." "Round up the usual suspects" was the brunt of President Obama's address to the American public after last week's San Bernardino massacre. Obama offered nothing new, only

  • October 22, 2015|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Cheap Oil Puts the House of Saud at Risk

    Saudi Arabia spends money like there's no tomorrow. A new report from the International Monetary Fund suggests that there might not be a tomorrow for the House of Saud. Without massive spending cuts, the Kingdom will exhaust its monetary reserves in

  • October 14, 2015|David P. GoldmanAsia Times

    Europe's Muslim Migrants Bring Sex Pathologies in Tow

    Excerpt of an article originally published under the title "More Horrible than Rape." The body of a 20-year-old Syrian woman, "Rokstan M.," was unearthed from a shallow grave in the small Saxon town of Dessau last week. Her father and brothers...

  • October 10, 2015|David P. GoldmanAsia Times Online

    Turkey is the Next Failed State in the Middle East

    We do not know just who detonated the two bombs that killed 95 Kurdish and allied activists in Ankara Saturday, but the least likely conjecture is that President Erdogan's government is guiltless in the matter. As Turkish member of parliament Lutfu

  • July 02, 2015|David P. GoldmanTablet

    What Israel Tells Us About Ourselves

    Originally published under the title, "Will Israel Save America?" Without a sense of exceptionalism, a country of chosen people cannot prosper. Biblical Israel was America's inspiration. Its successor, the State of Israel, yet may be America's...

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