Iranian-American Rapprochement: What’s In It for Israel and Saudi Arabia?

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by Mark N. Katz Israel, Saudi Arabia, and some of the other ArabGulf states are deeply skeptical of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reach a deal with Iran limiting its nuclear program and to improve U.S.-Iranian relations generally.  America’s traditional… Continue Reading  

Drones Aplenty

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How the White House Flung the Door Wide Open by Tyler Cullis It is a trope among foreign policy elites that the Obama administration lacks a coherent strategy for dealing with conflict and chaos in the Middle East and South… Continue Reading  

Iran Looks Toward the United States

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by Charles Naas The negotiations last week in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program — the second effort since the June election of President Hassan Rouhani — stumbled at the final session and will resume later this month. The first serious… Continue Reading  

Drones and the Need for Political Context

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by Daniel Luban Earlier this year, William Saletan published a typically contrarian piece titled “In Defense of Drones”. The subtitle — “they’re the worst form of war, except for all the others” — gives a good indication of the general line… Continue Reading  

Perpetual War

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How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?  by Jeremy Scahill via Tom Dispatch [This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.] On January 21,… Continue Reading