The Lying Game: Failing in Gaza

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick We’ve all seen it in movies and television shows. A man with a gun is pointing at an innocent, making demands of the “good guys.” When our heroes do not deliver, the man shoots the innocent and ... Read More



Iran Plays a Waiting Game in Afghanistan

Published on July 19th, 2014 | by Guest

by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty It has been a worrisome few weeks for Iran. The negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program are seeing significant differences, there is chaos in Iraq to Iran’s west, and more recently, ... Read More

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Lidice and Its Like

Published on July 19th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Lidice was a town in German-occupied Czechoslovakia that not too many people will remember now. It was there early in World War II that partisans assassinated the local Nazi commander, Reinhard Heydrich. In ... Read More



Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill

Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe ... Read More


A Tale of Two Ceasefires

Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The two ceasefire proposals aimed at ending the accelerated violence in Gaza and Israel also offer one of the best illustrations of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The circumstances and the content of each proposal ... Read More



Imagining the Post-Putin Era

Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz It is not clear when, or how, Vladimir Putin will give up power (as opposed to only pretending to do so as he did during the 2008-12 Medvedev interlude). Nor is it ... Read More

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