Anniversary of Iran Nuclear Deal: Neocons Still Anti-Diplomacy


by Ali Gharib There is going to be a storm of hot takes to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal. And the first drops are already falling. The take that caught my eye at this early stage… Continue Reading  

Turkey: Back to Zero Problems with Neighbors?

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by Omer Taspinar During the earlier years of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, Turkish foreign policy had a strategic vision based on improving relations with all neighboring countries in order to raise the country’s regional economic and diplomatic… Continue Reading  

Terrorism: State Support Is Self-Defeating


by Shireen T. Hunter The end of June and the beginning of July were especially bloody times as terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) struck in several places. As usual, Baghdad, especially its Shia quarters, were favorite… Continue Reading  

NATO versus the EU?


by Graham E. Fuller The NATO summit is over. Most Americans unfailingly believe NATO generously serves EU interests.  Yet many Europeans don’t see it that way. They fear that NATO actually undermines a balanced Europe. Is it NATO with the EU?… Continue Reading  

Putting Middle East Christians at Risk


by James J. Zogby This week a coalition of mostly far-right “Christian” organizations hosted a conference in Washington that claimed to be defending persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Given the very real threat facing vulnerable ancient religious communities at… Continue Reading