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NATO’s Arms to Syria Conundrum

Published on October 26th, 2012 | by Wayne White

Amidst UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s attempts to achieve a temporary Syrian ceasefire, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week announced a boost in American non-lethal assistance to the Syrian rebels.  Meanwhile, Russian Armed Forces Chief of ... Read More


Ledeen Begins his Pivot

Published on October 26th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Michael Ledeen, a neoconservative polemicist and long-time Iran hawk who joined the Foundation for Defense of Democracies after leaving the American Enterprise Institute in 2008, is being honest when he reminds us here that he has opposed direct US military intervention in ... Read More



Khamenei Likely to Hold Onto Weakened Ahmadinejad

Published on October 25th, 2012 | by Guest

By Yasaman Baji via IPS News Amid growing and increasingly harsh criticism of his handling of the economy, talk of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s removal has regained momentum in Iran in recent weeks. But, according to most ... Read More



U.S. Muslims Could Be Critical Voting Bloc

Published on October 25th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

via IPS News With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney virtually tied with Election Day less than two weeks away, Muslim voters could play an unexpected critical role in deciding the outcome Nov. 6. A poll of 500 registered ... Read More


A Failed Formula for Worldwide War

Published on October 25th, 2012 | by Tom Engelhardt

How the Empire Changed Its Face, But Not Its Nature By Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch They looked like a gang of geriatric giants. Clad in smart casual attire — dress shirts, sweaters, and jeans — and ... Read More


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Are we Finally Going to give Iran Diplomacy a Chance?

Published on October 24th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Reuters reports that Western powers are examining “long-shot options” for the next possible round of talks with Iran: One option could be for each side to put more on the table – both in terms of demands ... Read More

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