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For Iran and Pakistan, Energy Trumps Enmity

Published on March 8th, 2013 | by Guest

by Fatemeh Aman via IPS News Iran appears to be putting its immediate economic and strategic needs ahead of religious solidarity as it seeks to promote ties with neighbouring Pakistan. Judging from a recent visit to Iran ... Read More



The US in the Middle East Today

Published on March 8th, 2013 | by Charles Naas

by Charles Naas Not even a month in office, Secretary of State John Kerry took his first official trip to the troubled Middle East and immediately felt first-hand the pressures and metamorphosing power relationships in the region. ... Read More



Syria: Western Aid Too Little, Too Late — Again

Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Amidst rumors that Washington finally decided to provide arms at least to selected Syrian opposition fighters, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the US would do little more than increase its non-lethal ... Read More



AIPAC on the Defensive

Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

The 2013 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference wasn’t quite the same show of arrogant power that it usually is. There seems to have been a note of unusual concern among the 13,000 or ... Read More



Hugo Chavez: The Last Anti-Imperialist?

Published on March 6th, 2013 | by Daniel Luban

by Daniel Luban The death of Hugo Chavez has triggered a predictably dizzying amount of commentary, and I’ll leave it to the experts to evaluate his complicated legacy in Venezuela and in Latin America more broadly. ... Read More



Obama’s Near East Trip: Time to be Bold

Published on March 6th, 2013 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter The stakes in President Barak Obama’s impending visit to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan have risen steadily in recent days. It is taking take place, after all, almost immediately following Secretary ... Read More

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