Muslim Russia?

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times October 21, 2013 The stabbing murder on Oct. 10 of an ethnic Russian, Yegor Shcherbakov, 25, apparently by a Muslim from Azerbaijan, led to anti-migrant disturbances in Moscow, vandalism and assaults, the arrest of 1,200, and brought a major tension in Russian life to the fore. Not only do […]

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Obama’s Anti-Zionism

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times January 22, 2013 N.B.: Some small differences from the Washington Times version, which is titled “Obama second term bodes trouble for Israel” Were Barack Obama re-elected, I predicted two months before the Nov. 2012 presidential vote, “the coldest treatment of Israel ever by a U.S. president will follow.” Well, […]

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DOD and HASC Disagree over National Defense Authorization Act

Last week, Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R–CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), took issue with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s criticism of the fiscal year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that recently passed the committee by a vote of 56–5. The combination of the President’s FY 2013 budget request […]

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Concerns Endure over President Obama’s “Flexibility” Comments

Heritage’s recent event “Open Microphone: What’s Behind President Obama’s Missile Defense Comments,” hosted by Kim R. Holmes, highlighted some of the concerns regarding President Obama’s recent comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have more “flexibility” after the election. Obama went on to say, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this—this […]

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Live Mike Helps Amplify Obama-Romney Differences Over Russia

Mitt Romney apparently believes that he has reaped a double bonus after a conversation between Barack Obama and outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Seoul Nuclear Conference was captured on a live microphone and broadcast the world round. Medvedev had used the conference to present Russia’s objection to a NATO antimissile system stationed in […]

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Russian President Medvedev Honors Syrian Who Praised 9/11

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently honored a Syrian writer who praised the 9/11 attacks and once wrote about “hated Jew Shylock.” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) quickly condemned Medvedev for presenting writer Ali Ukla Ursan with the “Pushkin Medal” in Moscow last week. Ursan has praised the Al Qaeda-planned aerial attacks on the United States on […]

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Ambassador McFaul Runs into Putin’s TV Buzz Saw

Russian state television has launched an all-out assault on the new U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul—undeservedly so, although not unexpected. Russia’s Channel One, run by All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), aired a hostile report this week aimed at the ambassador as he begins his tenure in Moscow. The report attacked McFaul personally and […]

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U.S.–Russia: A Stress Test over Afghanistan

Russia is trying to exploit U.S. vulnerability in Afghanistan by squeezing concessions on European missile defense. This is a disturbing development, potentially threatening security of the U.S. logistical operations. The campaign of anti-Americanism led by Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s Ambassador to NATO, culminated in his remarks before the Duma that Russia may link its opposition to […]

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