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How the US Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Guest

by Stephen Zunes As a Saudi-led military coalition continues to pound rebel targets in Yemen, the country is plunging into a humanitarian crisis. Civilian casualties are mounting. With U.S. logistical support, the Saudis are attempting to ... Read More


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Adelson Holds Court as Kristol Blasts Corker, AIPAC

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Casino multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson will once again host the annual convention and ring-kissing ceremony of the Republican Jewish Coalition. It will begin Thursday night in Las Vegas with a private dinner for the RJC’s ... Read More


GCC

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The Triple Fear of Gulf Elites

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov One advantage of inter-parliamentary exchanges is that MPs have much more leeway than diplomats to speak their minds. When MPs represent authoritarian states, they can be counted on to candidly reflect the official ... Read More


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Has Yemen Reshaped the Middle East Geopolitical Map?

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Does anybody remember the old Cold War geopolitical concept of the “Northern Tier states?” They consisted of three countries—Turkey, Iran and Pakistan (sometimes Afghanistan) that lay along the southern border of the ... Read More


Iran

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Tikrit: Threat or Opportunity for Iran’s Regional Hegemony?

Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Guest

by Arash Reisinezhad Although Iraq’s regular army, along with U.S.-led coalition aircraft, eventually restored Baghdad’s control over Tikrit last week, major credit for the victory over the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS) belonged to Iraq’s ... Read More


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Iranian Media on the Nuclear Issue

Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by Guest

by Pupak Mohebali and Saeed Aganji Certain conservative media outlets are an important platform for Iran’s security and military services such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence. These media function as ... Read More


Africa

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AFRICOM Behaving Badly

Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by Guest

by Nick Turse Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water. It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali.  For about two seconds, ... Read More


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The Best Case Against the Iran Deal Has Some Holes

Published on April 21st, 2015 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib There’s a lot wrong in Vox‘s interview with Michael Doran, the neoconservative Hudson Institute scholar, on diplomacy with Iran, which bears the very Vox-ish headline “This is the case against Obama’s Iran deal ... Read More


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