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We Can Defeat ISIS

We Can Defeat ISIS

Amitai Etzioni  08. 4.2015
Without an inchoate caliphate, ISIS becomes another bunch of terrorists roaming in the area, competing with several others.ISIS can be...
The Republicans Need to Debate Foreign Policy

The Republicans Need to Debate Foreign Policy

Ivan Eland  08. 3.2015
After the hysteria stirred up by the Islamic State lopping off a few heads in a faraway land, including those of a very small number of...
7 Middle East Contradictions in Search of a Strategy

7 Middle East Contradictions in Search of a Strategy

Michael Brenner  08. 3.2015
The first test of a foreign policy's coherence is whether its actions and declarations meet the standard of elementary logic. There is...

Khamenei's Inflammatory Statements, Who Can Constrain Iran? The Muslim World

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh  08. 1.2015
For Iranian leaders, their geopolitical, strategic and diplomatic ties with Muslim and Arab states are crucial since they desire to project...
Selling Out the Kurds

Selling Out the Kurds

Stephan Richter  07.31.2015
The U.S. military is now helping Turkey's hardliners achieve their goals against the very Kurdish fighters whose close coordination with...
An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

Akbar Shahid Ahmed  07.30.2015
WASHINGTON -- Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to be an expert on the Iran deal these days. But one freshman Democrat in the Senate...

The Iranian Nuclear Deal and U.S. National Security

David W. Kearn  07.29.2015
It is also important to be clear about what the agreement does not do and was not intended to achieve to judge the diplomatic accomplishment...

$6-$35 Billions Annually to Assad: Stronger Iran, Mightier Assad?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh  07.28.2015
In the ongoing 4-year-long civil war, the Islamic Republic- one of the major bank-rollers for the Syrian government- has approximately...
The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed

The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed

Peter Van Buren  07.28.2015
Don't sweat the July nuclear accord between the United States and Iran. There are two crucial points to take away from all the angry chatter...

Obama's Legacy: Arab-Israeli Peace

Tal Keinan  07.24.2015
After a century of failed attempts at Arab-Israeli peace, the Obama Administration may have accidentally just produced the key breakthrough...

In Iraq and Syria, Kurdistan Fighting ISIS Isn't Exactly Prince Charming

Anhvinh Doanvo  07.24.2015
It turns out that the Kurds aren't our perfect match. They will be no exception to the trend, with their massive human rights violations,...
Who's Delusional?

Who's Delusional?

Tom Engelhardt  07.23.2015
The choice isn't actually between Iran having no nuclear "breakout" capacity or regaining that capacity 15 years from now (as the present...
The Eurasian Big Bang

The Eurasian Big Bang

Pepe Escobar  07.23.2015
Tehran, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi have been actively establishing interlocking security guarantees. They have been simultaneously...

The Lexus and the Lemon: Inside the Deal With Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky  07.21.2015
The White House didn't drive the hardest bargain they could to get the best deal. In essence, Barack Obama drove into the dealership with...