Iraq: Maliki on the Way Out?

Published on July 25th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White After a drought of news on Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s bid to stay in power, a July 22 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article claimed he has run into real trouble. Now, not ... Read More



Why the Hawks Are Winning the Iran Debate

Published on July 25th, 2014 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton Last week, my colleague Ali Gharib and I published an article in The Nation in which we explored the influence of hawkish groups in shaping congressional legislation on Iran sanctions. One of the explanations we ... Read More

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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

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