Hamas’ Options: Bad Or Worse

Published on July 16th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The fighting in Gaza will continue for some time, as a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt fell apart. Despite the bellicose language Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has employed over the past week, ... Read More



Report: Iran Sanctions Cost US Economy Billions

Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison American sanctions on Iran: what have they accomplished? There seems to be little dispute that the sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, the oil revenues of which have been drastically cut, not to ... Read More



The Dangers of Partitioning Iraq

Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White The spike in discussion about partitioning Iraq into Sunni Arab, Shia and Kurdish states is hardly surprising given the sweeping success of what is now being referred to as the “Islamic State,” the ... Read More


President Barack Obama views a replica of the Oval Office at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, April 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

US, Obama’s Image Remains Positive Worldwide

Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe While Republicans and other right-wingers claim that President Barack Obama has inflicted unprecedented damage on Washington’s global reputation, a major new global survey suggests that the image of the US remains generally positive... Read More



Congress Ignoring Palestinian Deaths

Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Sometimes I just cannot begin to imagine what it’s like to be an Arab citizen of the United States, much less a Palestinian one. There are many people with personal connections to Israel and to ... Read More

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