Iran’s Ahvaz Attack Worsens Gulf Tensions

Ahvaz attack (Mehr)

by Joost Hiltermann, Ali Vaez, Elizabeth Dickinson, and Daniel Scheiderman An attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 22, which killed 29 people, dangerously raised tensions in an already volatile Gulf region. Iran accused… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Iran Policy Counterproductive Say 50+ Former Senior Officials

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More than 50 former senior officials and national security experts have urged the Trump administration to change course on Iran, warning that the current approach could lead to war. Following is the full statement by the National Coalition to Prevent… Continue Reading  

Preventing Palestine: A Must Read History of Failed Peace-Making

Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin (Wikimedia Commons)

by James J. Zogby  Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine: A Political History From Camp David to Oslo is a deeply insightful and profoundly disturbing book that traces the tortuous path of Middle East peace-making during the past four decades. It was… Continue Reading  

A French President for Georgia?

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by Giorgi Lomsadze Georgia could get its first female president very soon if the establishment-backed candidate Salome Zourabichvili can watch her tongue. Backing from the ruling Georgian Dream party makes former French diplomat Salome Zourabichvili a strong contender for the presidency,… Continue Reading  

The Israel-Palestine Nightmare

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by Sandy Tolan When I first traveled to Israel-Palestine in 1994, during the heady early days of the Oslo peace process, I was expecting to see more of the joyful celebrations I’d watched on television at home. The emotional welcoming… Continue Reading