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Is Hamas Winning?

Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick When Israel, or any country, engages in armed conflict with a guerrilla group, even if that group controls significant territory and resources, it is a virtual truism that the longer the fighting persists, ... Read More

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Dead Is Dead

Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Tom Engelhardt

Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment by Peter Van Buren You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be… deprived ... Read More



Meet the Billionaire Funders of the Anti-Diplomacy Lobby

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton My colleague Ali Gharib and I just published an article in The Nation in which we explore how hawkish, deep-pocketed organizations hold disproportionate influence in shaping the discussion about Iran-policy on Capitol Hill. These groups, in no ... Read More



Lindsey Graham’s Guide to Diplomacy

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison They say “everybody’s a critic,” and they’re right. Who wouldn’t want to be a critic? Not only is criticism important, but being a critic can be fun and easy. The Greek historian Plutarch once ... Read More



Gaza Under Fire: A Humanitarian Disaster

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Guest

by Khaled Alashqar As a result of over two weeks of Israeli bombardment, thousands of Palestinian civilians have fled their homes in the north of Gaza and sought refuge in schools run by the UNRWA, the ... Read More



Fuzzy Math From Iran Hawks

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib Being a Washington analyst means never having to say you’re sorry. And so it has been throughout the diplomatic process with Iran, where naysayers who stridently opposed talks have found themselves dealing with ... Read More


Photo: A memorial at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was reportedly show down while flying over Ukraine on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Ukraine: Downed MH17 Marks New Phase in Crisis

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison A week of increasing tension between Ukraine and Russia was given a terrible cap on July 17 when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), a Boeing 777 bound for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, was ... Read More

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