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Russia Hacks the World

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The email trove that WikiLeaks released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has all the hallmarks of a dirty tricks campaign. The messages reveal, among other things, that the Democratic National ... Read More



Afghanistan: On the Eve of a Religious War?

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Fatemeh Aman

by Fatemeh Aman The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) recently threatened the Shia Hazara minority in Afghanistan with more attacks in retaliation for fighting in Syria in defense of President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. “Unless they stop ... Read More



Militant Clergy—the Future of Shia Islam?

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Guest

by Saeid Golkar Mohammad Aqamiri might be the first-ever Shia cleric from Iran who martyred himself in Syria after the Syrian uprising. While studying and teaching at Qom Seminary in 2013, Aqamiri enlisted in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and died ... Read More


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Yemen: An Opportunity for Iran-Saudi Dialogue?

Published on July 27th, 2016 | by Guest

by Dina Esfandiary and Ariane Tabatabai The news out of Yemen continues to be grim. Week after week the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that committed troops to the Saudi-led Operation Restore Hope—previously dubbed Operation Decisive Storm—see body ... Read More



China on the Defensive?

Published on July 27th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer It has not been a good month for China. On July 12, an international court of arbitration at The Hague handed the Philippines a huge victory over China in the struggle over the ... Read More



How to Arm a “Volatile” Planet

Published on July 26th, 2016 | by Guest

by William Hartung When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it.  Not so with the global arms trade.  It’s good for one or two ... Read More

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