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Yemen’s Latest Crisis

Published on March 5th, 2015 | by Guest

by Sheila Carapico Four years after the popular uprising against the dictatorship of ‘Ali ‘Abdallah Salih, the weak Saudi-backed transitional government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi collapsed, leaving Sana’a to Iranian allies. As of this writing, ... Read More



Letter to an Unknown American Patriot

Published on March 5th, 2015 | by Tom Engelhardt

by Tom Engelhardt Dear American Patriot, I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to explain myself.  Let ... Read More



Republicans Overreach After Bibi’s Speech

Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe No doubt emboldened by the enthusiasm of his fellow Republicans—and perhaps by Netanyahu himself—for Bibi’s attack before Congress on Obama and the P5+1’s negotiations with Iran, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to ... Read More



Comparative Conflicts: Ukraine and Syria

Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz The conflict in Syria was very much the focus of international diplomacy and attention from the time of its outbreak at the onset of the Arab Spring in 2011 until the beginning ... Read More



Shifting Goalposts to Kill Diplomacy with Iran

Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Ellie Geranmayeh

by Ellie Geranmayeh Opponents of diplomacy with Iran aim to kill the nuclear negotiations by shifting the goalposts of the talks from nukes to global nemesis. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered this line of argument ... Read More



The Incoherence of Bibi’s Sabotage Effort

Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Guest

by Daniel Levy Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu can claim a victory of sorts by having set the agenda and received wall-to-wall coverage for his congressional speech. He also succeeded in making his message rather than the ... Read More

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