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Why WaPo Gets the Iran Sanctions Fight Wrong

Published on January 19th, 2015 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib With the fight over whether to pile on more Iran sanctions heating up in D.C., the Washington Post has weighed in. It will not come as a surprise to regular readers of the editorial ... Read More


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Armenia: Will Murders Bring Change to Ties with Russia?

Published on January 19th, 2015 | by Guest

by Marianna Grigoryan A little over a year ago, the northwestern Armenian city of Gyumri, home to Russia’s 102nd army base, welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to town with pomp, circumstance, and waving flags. Now, protesters in ... Read More



A Sanity Check from London on Iran

Published on January 19th, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Those who want to maintain endless tension and animosity between the United States and Iran, and who thus have been endeavoring to kill any diplomatic agreement between the two countries, are racing ... Read More



Update on Iran Sanctions Legislation

Published on January 18th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe The sponsors of the latest Kirk-Menendez Iran sanctions bill appear determined to move the legislation as quickly as possible, although it has yet to be formally introduced. Of course, both Obama and visiting ... Read More



U.S. Fails to Use Leverage on Bahrain

Published on January 16th, 2015 | by Guest

by Matar E. Matar Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, is a key U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). It is also an authoritarian island kingdom that continues to ... Read More



Deciphering Iran’s Strategic Vision

Published on January 15th, 2015 | by Guest

by Sina Toossi With nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers set to resume on January 18 in Geneva, no breakthrough in the talks is in sight. This deadlock begs the questions: what is the ... Read More



Europe’s Coming Battle

Published on January 14th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer In the first Crusade, on their way to fight the Muslim infidels in Jerusalem, the armed pilgrims asked themselves a provocative question: Why should we trek so far to kill people we barely ... Read More

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