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Will U.S. Mideast Policy Take A New Turn?

Published on February 20th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The ongoing spat between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States President Barack Obama has drowned out an important issue. The entire question of the Israel-Palestine conflict seems to be out of sight and ... Read More


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Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder ... Read More


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Good Reads on Bibi-Boehner, P5+1 Progress

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe For those who want to keep up with the Bibi-Boehner fiasco and prospects for an agreement between the P5+1 and Iran by the end of March, there has been some good reading material ... Read More


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Iranians Anxious about Nuclear Talks

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Adnan Tabatabai

by Adnan Tabatabai With the March 24 deadline approaching for a political agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), one aspect of this ongoing political issue is ... Read More


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The Middle East and China

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Guest

by Chas W. Freeman The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe come together and where the trade routes between China, India, and Europe converge. It has two-thirds of the world’s energy reserves. It is ... Read More


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America and the Middle East after the Islamic State

Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh As the Congress ponders President Barack Obama’s request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the “morning after” ... Read More


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EU Realignment on Saudi Arabia and Iran?

Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov In a rare move, the European Parliament (EP) recently adopted a strongly worded resolution condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia by a vote of 460 to 153. The focus of the resolution ... Read More


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