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Is Iran’s December Oil Export Hike Permanent?

Published on February 6th, 2013 | by Sara Vakhshouri

by Sara Vakhshouri Sanctions against Iran by the European Union and the United States, which aim to change Iran’s attitude toward its nuclear program, have increased pressure on its oil export and revenue. This resulted in the ... Read More


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Syria: The Vexing Issue of Lethal Aid for the Rebels

Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Sen. John McCain’s berating of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for “yes or no” answers as to whether the latter would support intervention in Syria or providing arms to anti-regime fighters reveals just how ... Read More


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AIPAC, NORPAC and Hagel

Published on February 4th, 2013 | by Marsha B. Cohen

by Marsha B. Cohen The hearings to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense seem to have been obsessively focused on Israel, and on the threat Iran poses to Israel, with little interest on the part ... Read More


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It’s all about Israel

Published on February 2nd, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

via IPS News If former Defence Secretary-designate Sen. Chuck Hagel’s lacklustre performance at his confirmation hearing Thursday heartened neo-conservatives and other hawks opposed to his nomination, those who argued that the Israel lobby has been exerting ... Read More


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