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America’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Guest

by Christian Appy “Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time.” — President Harry Truman Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m wondering if ... Read More


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Eli Lake Rejects Obama’s “Politics of Fear”

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison When it comes to fear, Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake knows what he’s talking about. Over the years he’s warned us of the dangers posed by Saddam Hussein’s stockpiled weapons of mass destruction, ... Read More


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Death to America? Or a Life Sentence?

Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by Guest

by John Limbert An Iranian political cartoonist recently drew a demonstrator in the streets shouting, “Life imprisonment to America.” In other words, the July 14 nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 (the JCPOA) has created a ... Read More


Africa

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Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

Published on August 2nd, 2015 | by Guest

by Francis Njubi Nesbitt President Obama needs to unveil a new foreign policy initiative on Africa during his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia or risk going down in history as the worst president for Africa in recent ... Read More


Analysis

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The Pivot to Eurasia

Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Guest

by Pepe Escobar Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the ... Read More


Turkey

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Shaking Up Alignments in the Middle East

Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Some recent policy decisions by Middle Eastern governments have the potential to shake up regional alignments, or what are widely perceived to be alignments. In the near term this will have little ... Read More


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Just What Is Turkey Up To?

Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Turkish policies towards the Middle East have been in wild oscillation over the past many weeks, even months. Ankara has now finally and begrudgingly initiated military action against ISIS in cooperation with ... Read More


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