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Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

Turkey's Fight With ISIL and PKK: A Return to the 1990s?

Aylin Unver Noi | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Aylin Unver Noi

Return to a peaceful solution for all parties is needed and urgent but quite difficult and complicated in the emerging picture in the region, which has similarities with the picture of the 1990s.

A Two-State Solution for Iraq

Delovan Barwari | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Delovan Barwari

The unfolding chaos in Iraq is fundamentally linked to the historic religious and ethnic enmity among its three major ethnic and religious components. The vicious cycle of violence appears to have no end in sight.

Regime Change or Enclave Creation in Libya?

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

UNSCR 1973, which calls for a no-fly zone over Libya, is important at a humanitarian level. But considering the location of Gaddafi's forces does this new alliance have assets in place to prevent the fall of Benghazi?

Can Kurdistan Serve As an Internal Sanctuary for Iraqi Christians?

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

By accommodating the Christians, the Kurdish region can demonstrate that it is a tolerant and multicultural society, and hence further enhance its image as a role model for the rest of Iraq and perhaps even the Middle East.

Iraq's Political Turmoil Could Lead to Civil War

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

This is a crisis that cannot be understated. The post-election period reveals that no election result is safe from court intervention and constitutional brigandry in the new Iraq.