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The Danger of Derailing the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Published on November 22nd, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar Inflection points in the history of U.S. foreign relations sometimes are marked by new departures and new roads taken. But they might instead entail blown opportunities to take new and better roads, with ... Read More



Bahrain’s Sham Election Ignores Calls for Reform

Published on November 21st, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh Bahrain’s national election planned for this Saturday portends no change in the al-Khalifa regime’s anti-Shi’a stance and is yet another futile exercise in sham democracy. The mainstream al-Wefaq Shi’a opposition party has decided ... Read More



Tracking Libya’s Progressive Collapse

Published on November 21st, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Libya’s chaos and violence may seem like a continuum of painful replays. However, as the situation festers, the risk of extremist elements gaining a more dangerous foothold and broader freedom of action increases. ... Read More



The Challenges of Realignment

Published on November 21st, 2014 | by Charles Naas

by Charles Naas Within a few days we will know whether President Obama’s efforts to negotiate an agreement with Iran over the latter’s nuclear power ambitions have proven successful or not and, if final compromises are not reached, whether the talks ... Read More

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