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Iran Nuclear Talks: Reading the Tea Leaves

Published on November 8th, 2014 | by François Nicoullaud

by François Nicoullaud Secretary of State John Kerry has a hectic traveling schedule, and this month’s itinerary has been particularly focused on doing everything to ensure a good deal with Iran over its nuclear program is achieved ... Read More



Ukraine: Kharkiv Volunteers Shore Up Border, Morale

Published on November 8th, 2014 | by Guest

by Katya Kumkova Last spring, as Ukraine mobilized to resist Russian aggression in Crimea and Donbas, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of funds began to pour into the accounts of grass-roots organizations that sprang up to support the ... Read More



Fall of the Berlin Wall: Looking Back and Forward

Published on November 8th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Twenty-five years ago, on “9/11”—November 9th in European date-notation—the Berlin Wall opened and, it seemed, everything changed. Freedom was no longer just an aspiration across much of Europe but a rising reality. ... Read More



Jerusalem of Tarnished Gold

Published on November 7th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Take a particularly provocative and grandstanding Israeli government and shift its focus from Hamas and Gaza to Jerusalem and you have a most explosive recipe. That potion is being stirred now, and the results ... Read More



Choosing Between Death and Death in Pakistan

Published on November 7th, 2014 | by Guest

By Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR, Pakistan (IPS) – Residents of the Khyber Agency, one of seven administrative districts that comprise northern Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), are in the worst possible predicament: either course of action they choose ... Read More



School Children in Aleppo Forced Underground

Published on November 6th, 2014 | by Guest

by Shelly Kittleson Aleppo (IPS) –Winter has not yet hit this nearly besieged city, but children are already attending classes in winter coats and stocking hats. Cold, damp underground education facilities are less exposed to regime barrel bombs ... Read More

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