The Party of No, and now an Administration of No

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by Paul R. Pillar The abortive attempt to pass Paul Ryan’s bill for tax cuts and partial dismantling of the health care system vividly demonstrated the consequences of trying to govern according to what one is against, rather than what… Continue Reading  

Elevating Palestinians

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by James J. Zogby It was 40 years ago that I co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) and wrote “Palestinians, the Invisible Victims”. I was concerned that in the American mind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had been reduced to a… Continue Reading  

Iran‘s Waiting Game With Trump?

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by Eldar Mamedov As the Trump administration appears to be taking a tougher line on Iran and the U.S. Congress ponders new hostile actions against the country, several members of the European Parliament visited Tehran in mid-March. The visit, organized… Continue Reading  

Israel and Russia: A Crisis Brews for Trump

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by Mitchell Plitnick On March 16, Israeli planes struck several targets in Syria. Israel said that it had targeted shipments of “advanced weapons” meant for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. These strikes occur from time… Continue Reading  

Trump Takes Off Gloves, Punches Civilians

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by Derek Davison During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump was vocal about his plans, if elected, to escalate America’s war against terrorist networks like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). He repeatedly accused former President Barack… Continue Reading