Trouble Brewing in Egypt

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by Paul R. Pillar  With U.S. attention toward the Middle East being recently focused on such matters as warfare in Syria and Iraq and on the relationship with Saudi Arabia, little attention span is left over for the relationship with… Continue Reading  

U.S. Sanctions Spite Europe, Not Just Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar Evidence continues to mount on how lopsided has been the implementation so far of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a.k.a. the Iran nuclear agreement, with Iran’s rigorous carrying out of its obligations regarding its nuclear… Continue Reading  

Hillary the Hawk

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by Paul R. Pillar Mark Landler has an interesting extended article in the New York Times about how Hillary Clinton came to views about the use of military force that have made her, in Landler’s words, “the last true hawk… Continue Reading  

Inside the Devastation of America’s Drone Wars

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by Pratap Chatterjee In a trio of recent action-packed movies, good guys watch terrorists mingling with innocent women and children via real-time video feeds from halfway across the world. A clock ticks and we, the audience, are let in on… Continue Reading  

What Have the Saudis Done For Us Lately?

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by Paul R. Pillar The president of the United States is going on a foreign trip, and that means it is time for another surge in temperature-taking regarding the state of relations between the United States and some of its… Continue Reading