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Obama’s Anti-ISIS Strategy Met with Skepticism

Published on September 12th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe U.S. President Barack Obama’s new strategy to “degrade, and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is being met with widespread scepticism among both hawks and doves, as well as ... Read More

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On Bullying Pro-Palestinian Activists

Published on September 11th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick In his speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Steven Salaita, who was “de-hired” by that school quite suddenly after the university’s chancellor faced strong pressure from major donors objecting to Salaita’s ... Read More



America vs. ISIS: Be Careful What You Wish For

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White The US media and politicians from both parties have hyped the Islamic State (IS, ISIS or ISIL) threat, shifting public opinion dramatically in favor of wide-ranging air strikes. This has pressured the White ... Read More



Obama’s Speech on ISIS: The Big Picture

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter “Those who in quarrels interpose, are apt to get a bloody nose.” —Lord Palmerston on keeping Britain from supporting the South in the American Civil War. This Wednesday night President Obama will ... Read More



Iranian Nuclear Deadlock: In Search of the Magic Formula

Published on September 9th, 2014 | by François Nicoullaud

by François Nicoullaud A shadow of doubt is spreading over the negotiation between Iran and world powers as the gap over the key issue of the acceptable size and scope of the Iranian enrichment program slowly reveals itself ... Read More



Criticize Israel At Your Own Risk

Published on September 8th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick I’d like to pose a question. Do you believe that someone who writes the following letter should be forced out of his position as chaplain at an Ivy League university... Read More

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