Saudis Exert Pressure to Escape UN Backlist


by Thalif Deen Saudi Arabia, which is leading a military coalition accused of indiscriminate bombings in war-ravaged Yemen, has escaped a UN “list of shame” for its dubious role as a serial violator of children’s rights in its ongoing military… Continue Reading  

Neocon: Forget about Paying Iran Back


by Ali Gharib There are so many reasons to be angry at Iran. To take just the latest example, the Revolutionary Guards this week arrested a retired Canadian-American professor visiting Tehran and held her incommunicado at the notorious Evin Prison. The recent… Continue Reading  

Hill Update: New Iran Sanctions?


by Lara Friedman [As we have over the last year, 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 to… Continue Reading  

States Cast Shadow over Iran Nuclear Deal


by Jo-Anne Hart For anyone who has forgotten that states occasionally conduct their own foreign policy, welcome to the latest potential battleground for implementing the Iran nuclear agreement. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia have some form of Iran sanctions measures… Continue Reading  

Countering Violent Extremism: Palliative or Cure?


by Diana Ohlbaum As violence continues to escalate across the Middle East, one thing ought to be clear: the problem of terrorism cannot be solved militarily. It’s not just peaceniks who say this. Retired General James Conway and Retired Admiral… Continue Reading