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The Nuclear Game: Win-Win Extension for US and Iran

The Nuclear Game: Win-Win Extension for US and Iran

Majid Rafizadeh  12. 1.2014
Unlike the interim nuclear deal, the extension appears to lack any clear key terms upon which prospective nuclear talks would be anchored...
The American Global Stance as Chuck Hagel Departs

The American Global Stance as Chuck Hagel Departs

David Coates  12. 1.2014
As Republican pressure grows on a beleaguered president to become even more militarily assertive on a range of global issues from the Ukraine...

CUI BONO? Understanding ISIS.....

James A. Nathan  11.30.2014
Though it is clear that Turkey has tacked to a strong wind, Turkey is painfully aware that the American-led effort to arm Kurds against...

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris  11.25.2014
John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow...
Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

Tom Engelhardt  11.25.2014
Let's play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief...
Paying for the Neocon Moment: Sacrificing Lives, Liberty, and Wealth for Nothing

Paying for the Neocon Moment: Sacrificing Lives, Liberty, and Wealth for Nothing

Doug Bandow  11.24.2014
We are living in The Neocon Moment, a testament to the foolishness and arrogance of those who believe themselves to be engineers of peoples,...

An Attack on a Volleyball Match in Paktika: A Brutal "One Off" or the Taliban Reasserting Social Control?

Kevin Bell  11.23.2014
Behind the forgettable headline of "yet another" attack in Afghanistan is a more interesting reality: southeastern Pashtun tribes love...
A Reality Check on ISIS

A Reality Check on ISIS

Clarence B. Jones  11.20.2014
The focus of our strategy should not be on what we do or do not do with our military. The principal focus of our "fight" should be on getting...
Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?

Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?

Ivan Eland  11.18.2014
Despite the rhetoric of Republicans, by historical standards, Obama is a practitioner of militaristic activism.

The Death of Strategy

Julia E. Sweig  11.18.2014
I've long resisted the facile argument that there is a fundamental divide in Latin America -- left/right, vegetarian/carnivore, illiberal/liberal,...

Iran: Syria and Iraq the Red Lines

Majid Rafizadeh  11.16.2014
Currently, the US and Western allies' major campaign in the Middle East is fighting the Islamic State while ignoring to address Iran's...
The United States' Ambiguous Strategy for Dealing With ISIS

The United States' Ambiguous Strategy for Dealing With ISIS

David Oualaalou  11.14.2014
According to the White House, the decision to send additional military advisors represents a new phase of U.S. strategy in dealing with...

What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington

Federiga Bindi  11.13.2014
While business and trade promotion may not correspond to our desire for bald action in favor of democracy and human rights, they do, however,...

The United States Should Give China Breathing Room to Rise Peacefully

Ivan Eland  11.11.2014
The Chinese may be authoritarians and the Americans may be more pluralistic, but China does have legitimate security concerns, and the...