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The 47 Republican Ronin Take on Iran

Published on March 20th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer In traditional Japanese culture, a samurai without a master is known as a ronin. The most popular tale featuring these leaderless samurai is the 18th-century Chusingura. It tells of a feudal lord who ... Read More


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Some Good Reads on the Israeli Election

Published on March 20th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe There’s been a lot of useful commentary on Tuesday’s election in Israel, including by Paul Pillar and Mitchell Plitnick on this site. I certainly agree with both analysts that Netanyahu’s victory represents a ... Read More


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US Whack-a-Mole View of Jihadism

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Violent Islamic jihadi radicalism continues to spread across the Muslim world with ever newer names and forms. But Washington seems fixated in each case upon the particular immediate character of each movement, ... Read More


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Haftar Factor Might Derail Libyan Peace Process

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Ex-Qadhafi General Khalifa Haftar looms ever larger in Libyan politics. The prospects for meaningful talks between Libya’s two rival governments had become more promising leading up to a session planned for today. Nonetheless, ... Read More


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Europe Stepping Up Its Game on Iran

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Ellie Geranmayeh

by Ellie Geranmayeh A decisive stage in the nuclear talks is approaching, as world powers aim to reach a political agreement with Iran this month. Europeans have cautiously but noticeably stepped up their game to safeguard ... Read More


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Netanyahu’s Latest Challenge to Obama

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Faced with an unexpectedly tough electoral challenge, (at least according to Israeli opinion polls, however unreliable they later turned out to be) Benjamin Netanyahu in the closing days of his campaign decided ... Read More


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