Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Kham

Time to Foster Iran-Saudi Relations

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Guest

by Adnan Tabatabai Several developments and incidents in the past three decades have led to a deep rift between Tehran and Riyadh. This rivalry has mounted into antagonism. Today, the possible breakthrough in the decade-long dispute over ... Read More



Nationalist Extremism: The Real Threat to Israel

Published on April 21st, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick They were dueling op-eds, one in the New York Times and the other in the Jewish communal magazine, Tablet. The question being bandied between them was whether Israel is becoming a theocracy. Not ... Read More



Iran UN Nominee a Non-Issue

Published on April 18th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Even the most serious issues can have lighter — not to say ludicrous — moments. Such is the case of Ambassador Hamid Aboutalebi, the man whom the Iranian government designated as its Permanent Representative ... Read More



After A Deal With Iran

Published on April 18th, 2014 | by Jasmin Ramsey

The Iran experts at the Rand Corporation, including Alireza Nader, who has written for LobeLog, are always worth reading. That’s why Iran-watchers like me can willfully spend part of a slow-news Friday reading a Rand report on what regional ... Read More



Post-War Libya Needs Wider News Coverage

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White In just the past five days, stability in Libya has suffered further setbacks. Yet chronic civil disorder and unrest may seem secondary as many outside observers focus too narrowly, for example, on the ... Read More

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