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Russia Claims “Mastery” Over Turkey in Black Sea

Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Guest

by Joshua Kucera Russia’s top military officer has said that the country’s Black Sea fleet is now stronger than Turkey’s navy, and emphasized that Russia is now capable of easily striking the Bosphorus straits, statements that ... Read More


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Congress’ DIY Approach to Saudi Arabia

Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Diana Ohlbaum

by Diana Ohlbaum If there were a “basket of deplorables” for foreign countries, Saudi Arabia would surely be in it. The Saudi government holds one of the world’s worst records on religious freedom and women’s rights, ... Read More


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Syria as Metaphor

Published on September 25th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience ... Read More


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War, Peace, and Absurdity

Published on September 24th, 2016 | by Tom Engelhardt

by Tom Engelhardt Recently, sorting through a pile of old children’s books, I came across a volume, That Makes Me Mad!, which brought back memories. Written by Steve Kroll, a long-dead friend, it focused on the ... Read More


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Don’t Try to Imitate the Russians in Syria

Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Among the latest in the Washington Post editorial page’s unrelenting drumbeat of criticism on Syria—which often does not make clear exactly what the United States should be doing there, except that whatever ... Read More


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Iran: The Calligraphic Challenge

Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Mehdi Saeedi turns words into art. The Iranian graphic artist has transformed Farsi script into posters, paintings, and other works. He has taken a traditional form, calligraphy, and made something even more startling ... Read More


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