Opposition to Iran Mounts in Congress

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by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading  

Turkey-Russia Antagonism Playing Out in Karabakh

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by Dorian Jones The enmity that has been building between Turkey and Russia is spilling over into the Karabakh conflict. Heavy fighting in Karabakh between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces on April 2-5 marked the bloodiest point of the decades-long conflict… Continue Reading  

A Short and (In)Glorious History of U.S. Military Aid and Arms Sales

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by Derek Davison With all due respect to Tom Cotton and his efforts to pick a fight with somebody, anybody, in the Iranian government, it’s rare to see the leader of a foreign country engaged in a public spat with… Continue Reading  

Review: The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention

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by Paul R. Pillar Humanitarianism is the nicer of the main strains of thinking underlying military intervention inside other states, or the advocacy of such intervention. It offers a rationale that seems quite different from, say, American neoconservatism, in which… Continue Reading  

Writing a Blank Check on War for the President

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by Andrew Bacevich Let’s face it: in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land — otherwise considered sacrosanct… Continue Reading