Edward N. Luttwak

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Commentary / World Aug 28, 2006

No victor emerged from Lebanon war

WASHINGTON -- In the immediate aftermath of the October War of 1973, the Arab world rejoiced because the myth of Israeli invincibility had been shattered by Egypt's crossing of the Suez Canal and the Syrian offensive that swept across the Golan Heights. In Israel, ...

Commentary / World Jul 24, 2006

Iran's attempt to score a preemptive strike

WASHINGTON -- Iran's quarreling and competing leaders have decided, by their acts, to reject the offer by Europe and the United States of a nuclear reactor, aircraft spare parts, economic cooperation and more in exchange for giving up uranium enrichment. Many people hoped that Iran's ...