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The Iranian Nuclear Deal and U.S. National Security

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...
Nigeria's Democracy Success Story Is Not Over

Nigeria's Democracy Success Story Is Not Over

Chris Fomunyoh  07.21.2015
As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari makes his first state visit to Washington, the US and international community must pledge renewed...
The Lessons Learned (And Not) From Vietnam and Iraq Shape the Fight Over the Iran Deal

The Lessons Learned (And Not) From Vietnam and Iraq Shape the Fight Over the Iran Deal

Ian Reifowitz  07.20.2015
What we must learn from his and Dubya's blunders is that the U.S. should never go to war unless we have absolutely no other choice, when...

Iran Deal Could Help Palestinian Cause

Daoud Kuttab  07.20.2015
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict might get an unexpected shot in the arm as a result of the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement....

Donald Trump: The Bull in a China Shop

Charlotte Laws  07.20.2015
Donald Trump is the bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the nicest way. His competitors, delicate breakables, are lined up on the...
Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington  07.19.2015
This week, the historic nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was finalized. Provisions include reducing Iran's stockpile of uranium...

Iran Nuclear Deal: Four Concentric Circles

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh  07.18.2015
Although the deal will be signed soon, and although it has been described as a good deal by the relevant parties, there exist several crucial...