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Russia: Pondering Putin’s Policy Contradiction

Published on September 20th, 2014 | by Guest

by Eurasianet Russia’s conduct toward Ukraine and other formerly Soviet states in Eurasia reflects the lack of a cohesive grand strategy on the Kremlin’s part. A critical flaw is that the logic of confrontation inherent in ... Read More


Iran

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Iran Nuclear Talks: The Price of Failure

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Once upon a time, it seemed that the Obama administration had held off opponents in Congress as well as pressure from Israel in order to press forward with negotiations with Iran. It seemed ... Read More


Analysis

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Saudi Arabia: Champion of Human Rights?

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman Imagine hearing news that North Korea was planning to organize an international conference on criminal justice reform, or being invited by Cuba to a conference promoting political freedom. The likely reaction would ... Read More


Afghanistan

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The Blurred Lines of Religious Zealotry

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar Last week I commented on the unhelpful habit of throwing everything Islamist, no matter how extreme or moderate, into a single conceptual bucket and writing off the whole lot as incorrigible adversaries. That habit entails ... Read More


Analysis

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Fighting ISIS and the Morning After

Published on September 17th, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh As the wobbly anti-ISIS coalition is being formed with American prodding, the Obama administration should take a strategic look at the future of the Arab world beyond the threat posed by the self-declared ... Read More


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