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Intervention in Libya, and It Wasn’t American

Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar Last week the United Arab Emirates, aided by Egypt, conducted airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. The targeted forces are among the contestants in the surging turmoil and civil warfare in Libya. The ... Read More



Qatar’s “Maverick” Foreign Policies

Published on August 30th, 2014 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Speculation has run high over the past several years about what Qatar is up to in the Middle East. At first blanch its foreign policy seemingly contains a mass of contradiction: a ... Read More



Nuclear Talks: Crisis Group Points the Way

Published on August 29th, 2014 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins The talks to resolve concern about Iran’s nuclear program will resume in early September. The negotiators will have had time to read and reflect on a well-informed and wise report that the International ... Read More



AIPAC’s Problems

Published on August 29th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe The latest issue of the New Yorker features a lengthy article by Connie Bruck on the recent travails of AIPAC, especially its unsuccessful efforts since last November to increase sanctions on Iran, and its steady Likudnik drift, ... Read More



Project for a New American Imbroglio

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Unsurprisingly, the same people who loudly championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq are clearly at it again, although this time they want not only to see US troops fighting in Iraq, but also ... Read More



Let’s Keep ISIS in Perspective

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White American political and media commentary on ISIS (which calls itself the Islamic State) since the beheading of James Foley has been flush with exaggeration and skewed focus. Identifying Foley’s murderer is desirable but ... Read More



Is this the real Gaza ceasefire?

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Israel and Hamas have agreed to another ceasefire, and there seems to be some sense that this one will last. The terms of the agreement leave many issues up in the air, which tends to ... Read More



The Middle East’s Unfinished Wars

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by James Russell

James A. Russell The predictions of doom in the Middle East that are dominating thinking in the foreign policy commentariat of Washington and other capitals over the spread of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ... Read More

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