Matthew RJ Brodsky
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The 'Painful and Destructive Autopilot' of Syria's Present Course

July 12, 2018  •  Crossroads with David Shuster and Shayna Estulin / i24News

Was the fall of Deraa in southern Syria to pro-Assad forces a symbolic blow to the opposition or is it really the end for them? What kind of future do the displaced people in Syria near the borders with Jordan, Israel, and elsewhere face? What is the rationale behind Netanyahu's decision to declare he has no problem with Assad staying power after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Shayna Estulin and David Shuster on i24News "CrossRoads" to discuss what he calls "the painful and destructive autopilot" of Syria's present course.

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Israel Must Act if it Wants to Stop Iran from Reaching its Borders in Syria

July 5, 2018  •  Crossroads with David Shuster and Shayna Estulin / i24News

Once again, world leaders are beating a path to Moscow for consultations with the belief that Putin will agree and enforce a deal that will remove Iran from Syria. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Shayna Estulin and David Shuster on i24News "Crossroads" to discuss why such fantasies will not come to fruition. There is no grand bargain available with Putin; he cannot be trusted to uphold any deal as his systematic violations of his own de-escalation agreements has demonstrated. Since the Trump administration appears unwilling to become more involved, it is up to Israel to enforce its own red lines -- by itself -- before Iran becomes entrenched along its borders.

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Terror Plot Against Iranian Dissidents Foiled in Europe

July 3, 2018  •  The Federalist

European officials disrupted a terrorist plot aimed at a large conference in France for exiled Iranians opposed to the ruling regime. An Iranian diplomat was arrested in Germany, along with two others suspected of plotting the bomb attack at the gathering. Three others of Iranian origin were arrested in France. Apparently, as both internal and external pressure mounts against the regime, they are recklessly lashing out against the West. The foiled terrorist plot takes place amidst a backdrop of growing discontent within Iran. For more than six months, Iranians have been protesting and their numbers are increasing. The current outpouring of anger towards the regime has leapt from small cities in the Iranian hinterland to the capital in Tehran and more than 140 cities and towns. The demonstrations involve a cross-section of Iranian society that has included farmers, truck drivers, students, and bazar merchants, among many others. Unfortunately for the regime, the movement is proving durable.

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Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

June 26, 2018  •  A Security Studies Group Monograph

The Security Studies Group (SSG) is pleased to release a monograph that details the evolution of the conflict's core issues and tracks their treatment in the three previous U.S.-led negotiating efforts that led to offers to end the dispute. Entitled, "Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," the SSG also offers what it believes could serve as a negotiating framework for a final status agreement that meets the goal of two states for two peoples with a Palestinian state for Palestinians alongside a secure state of Israel recognized as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

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The UN Human Rights Council is a Sham and the U.S. is Right to Leave It

June 22, 2018  •  The Federalist

In blistering critiques delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the Trump administration announced its withdrawal from what Haley referred to as "a cesspool of political bias." A year ago she called for dramatic and needed institutional reform, but what she found instead was an innate inability to change. Remaining on the council would effectively make the United States complicit in turning a blind eye to some of the world's worst ongoing atrocities.

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Matthew RJ Brodsky's Book

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Security Studies Group
June 26, 2018

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