Mark Kirk’s Surprising Disinterest In Boeing’s Iran Sales

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by Eli Clifton Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) opposes pretty much anything that might take the pressure off Iran. He called Obama the “drug dealer in chief” for delivering $400 million in cash to the Islamic Republic as part of a… Continue Reading  

Russia: Goodbye, Levada?

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by Hannah Gais Russia’s State Duma elections this week may have been historic for their wildly low voter turnout and another batch of accusations of voter fraud. But they also coincided with another crackdown on one of the country’s most… Continue Reading  

Our Hardliners Are Still Helping Iran’s Hardliners

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by Paul R. Pillar The unrelenting urge among American politicians to keep punishing Iran—or more precisely, to be seen supporting steps with that objective—continues to work against sensible statecraft and U.S. interests in multiple respects. One of those respects concerns… Continue Reading  

Israel’s “50 Most Influential Women”—Not a Single Arab

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by Samah Salaime Last week the Israeli magazine Lady Globes (put out by business daily Globes) published its list of Israel’s 50 most influential women for 2016. Although it remains unclear what it takes for a woman to make the list — not… Continue Reading  

Wayward Airstrike Puts Syrian Ceasefire on Brink

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by Derek Davison A ceasefire that went into effect throughout Syria on September 12 may now be on the verge of collapse. On Saturday, a U.S. airstrike near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor struck Syrian government forces, reportedly killing… Continue Reading