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‘Nations don’t let nations go out of existence,’ she said

It was December 1983 and Yael Dayan—Labor Party Knesset member, novelist and daughter of legendary general and defense minister Moshe Dayan—had been booked into town as featured speaker for the Columbus Jewish Federation’s annual...
Monument to Party Founding (당창건기념탑), Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea’s Still-Expanding Nuclearization: The Challenge For President-Elect Joseph Biden

“The existence of `system’ in the world is at once obvious to every observer of nature, no matter whom….“ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man  (1955) By the time Donald J. Trump  leaves office next month, the...
A group of Israel Defense Force cyber cadets during a training exercise. Credit: IDF.

Israel: Group linked to North Korea attempted to hack Israeli defense firms

Israel’s Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that a cyber-crime group linked to North Korea had attempted to infiltrate Israel’s defense industries. The attackers attempted to penetrate defense manufacturers’ networks by pretending to be recruiters for...

Toward A More Thoughtful Nuclear Diplomacy: An American Strategic Imperative

“Hope is by nature an expensive commodity, and those who are risking their all on one cast find out what it means only when they are already ruined.” -Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War (416 BCE) Hope is never a...
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) with President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The dark shadow Iran is casting on the world

In Israel, as the drumbeats of war grow ever louder, people are preparing with a mixture of dread, stoicism and determination for the long-feared, ultimate showdown with Iran. After reported Iranian attacks on two oil...
Kim and Trump shaking hands at the red carpet during the DPRK–USA Singapore Summit by Shealah Craighead. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Toward a Second North Korean Summit: Adjusting US Expectations

Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest thing is still very difficult." (Carl von Clausewitz, On War) Donald Trump plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sometime toward the end of February. From...
Kim and Trump shaking hands at the red carpet during the DPRK–USA Singapore Summit by Shealah Craighead. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Influencing North Korea’s nuclear calculations: Trump’s obligation to think strategically

It should now be obvious that the North Korean ruler has no intention of giving up his country’s growing nuclear weapons program. To insistently demand “complete denuclearization” from Kim Jung Un represents a foolish...
File photo: The "Arrow II" intercepting missile launcher at the Palmachim Israeli Airforce base. May 9, 2014. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash 90.

South Korea to buy Israeli radar systems to counter potential missile threats

South Korea announced that it is buying two Israeli-made radar systems to counter missile threats, despite warming ties with North Korea, The Times of Israel reported on Tuesday. Seoul is purchasing two Green Pine radar arrays made...
A four-person delegation from the South Korean Ministry of Unification visited Israel to learn about incorporating new immigrants into the country. From left are: Lee Sangmi of the policy-planning division; Kim Yoojin, director of the policy-planning division; Kang Heechan, deputy director of the policy coordination division; and Kuem Sungho, deputy director and lawyer of the policy-planning division. Credit: Photo courtesy of Nefesh B'Nefesh.

South Korean Ministry of Unification sees results of ‘aliyah’ up close in Israel

Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted a four-person delegation on Monday from the South Korean Ministry of Unification, the government office that is preparing to handle the possible future integration of North and South Korea. To be prepared...
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo courtesy of White House/Wikimedia Commons.

Wanted: A Plan for Nuclear Diplomacy

Trump will have no remaining choice but to “live with” a nuclear North Korea, and the United States will finally have to focus on meaningfully tangible and authentically realistic goals. It’s time to talk substance...