Senators Push for Vote on Yemen War

by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) announced that they—along with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who was not present for the press conference—will introduce a privileged… Continue Reading  

More Women Protest by Removing their Hijabs

by Aida Ghajar The trial of Narges Hosseini, one of Iran’s “Revolution Women,” began on the morning of Saturday, February 24. Hosseini has been charged with “encouraging immorality or prostitution,” “failing to observe hijab” and “flagrant commitment of a forbidden act.”… Continue Reading  

False Confession, Misleading Headline: That’s Occupation

by Mitchell Plitnick The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, is widely seen as Israel’s lone mainstream left-of-center daily. It has a low circulation inside Israel, but its English edition is read much more widely by Israel observers outside of the Middle East.… Continue Reading  

A Nuclear Standard for Saudi Arabia

by Paul R. Pillar Later this week Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will lead a U.S. delegation to negotiate a possible nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia. The subject already has been a point of contention between Riyadh and Washington.… Continue Reading  

Does Iran’s Constitution Promote Export of Islamic Revolution?

by Eldar Mamedov Some claims are repeated unchallenged so often that they end up becoming part of the conventional wisdom. Such is the case with the assertion that the Iranian constitution mandates the export of the country’s Islamic revolution and… Continue Reading