Kristol, Nationalism, Nostalgia and World War I

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by Jim Lobe Just as this week marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, as noted Wednesday by Amb. Hunter, it also marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the “Great War” that, among other things,… Continue Reading  

When Negotiating With Iran, Mind the Russians

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by François Nicoullaud Defining the size of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program has become a major sticking point in the negotiations between Iran and world powers expected to resume next month. The scale of this enrichment program, however, greatly relies upon undecided… Continue Reading  

Neocons Agree: Pressure Iran Forever

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by Derek Davison One of the unintended consequences of the decision to extend the international talks on Iran’s nuclear program is the growing number of neoconservative calls for even more pressure on Iran. So it was on July 28 that… Continue Reading  

The Stunning Collapse of Syria’s Safe Spaces

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In just five years, Syria has gone from being the world’s second-largest host of refugees to the second-largest producer of them. Continue Reading  

For Saudi Arabia, a Hot Ramadan

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by Thomas W. Lippman When Ramadan arrives in mid-summer, as it did this year, it usually guarantees that nothing of significance will happen in Saudi Arabia. The days of fasting are long, the heat is intense, and everybody who is… Continue Reading