iPhone : Though it is no surprise, the ICC announced it is launching a war crimes investigation on Israeli treatment of Palestinians. Even as war crimes continue to be inflicted elsewhere in the region, the ICC will focus on this issue—where it lacks jurisdiction and politicizes itself.
iPhone : Exclusive: Ten Years Ago | Asharq AL-awsat Read what might have been in Syria but was never possible with Bashar al Assad—a leader and a clique that prefers holding power at the cost of destroying the country and inflicting incalculable suffering. english.aawsat.com/home/article/2…
iPhone : The Biden Administration’s targeted strike showed that it will not tolerate Shia militia attacks at sites where Americans are deployed in Iraq. By striking facilities used by the militias just across the border in Syria, the risk of blowback against the Iraqi gov is reduced.
iPhone : Balancing act: Biden must redefine the US-Saudi relationship | TheHill As the Biden Administration prepares to “recalibrate” the relationship, Rob Satloff and I explain the considerations that should guide its approach—and why balance is needed. thehill.com/opinion/intern…
iPhone : If South Korea releases $1 billion from accounts frozen through sanctions to the Iranians for the release of their ship, we can expect more such seizures. It looks much like the way Iranians seize dual nationals to get something in return. This will strengthen the IRGC.
iPhone : America today lost a man of great personal integrity and vision, George Shultz. I got to know and learn from him starting in the Reagan Administration. He should be a model for how to serve honorably and also for understanding when to say no to presidents. RIP Mr. Secretary.
iPhone : On dubious legal grounds, the ICC ruled today that it has jurisdiction to launch a war crimes investigation against the Israeli government and Hamas leaders. Because the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved politically, not legally, progress is now harder to achieve
iPhone : The President just spoke convincingly of the need for American leadership globally and why the US must counter the rise of authoritarianism. Restoring our moral authority and alliances is part of that effort. But, as he noted, so is tying our military footprint to our diplomacy.
iPhone : Personal note: today, in frigid Providence cold, we bury my wonderful mom, Beverly Granoff Satloff, who passed away Thursday (my birthday) at the age of 92. May her memory be for a blessing, as she was always to her family.