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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


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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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HuffPost Live: Iran Diplomacy is Working

Published on March 5th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Gary Sick (Columbia University professor who served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan), Joe Cirincione (President of the Ploughshares Fund), Trita Parsi (President of the National Iranian American Council) and Michael ... Read More


Israel

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Chuck Hagel Friend Requests Ehud Barak

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

by Marsha B. Cohen Newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to meet with Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday morning, March 5. There’s more to this meeting than one might infer from harrumphing ... Read More


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Recapping Iran Sanctions Logic Ahead of Talks

Published on March 4th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey The following quote from this Washington Post article on last week’s nuclear talks with Iran stood out despite it being a regurgitation of past statements: “I don’t want to overpromise, but we’re encouraged,” said the ... Read More


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All Eyes on Iran for AIPAC 2013 Conference

Published on March 3rd, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The annual Israel-Congress orgy dubbed as the AIPAC Policy Conference kicked off today. It might just as well be called the War on Iran conference — that’s sure to be the issue that dominates ... Read More


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The Making and Unmaking of Iran Sanctions

Published on March 1st, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

A new report released by the International Crisis Group this week examines the efficacy and unintended consequences of sanctions on Iran and suggests steps that can be taken during the diplomatic process to unwind them and mitigate ... Read More


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