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Trump Wins, Middle East Loses

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump’s first trip abroad seems to have been a successful one for him. Although controversies continue to rage at home, he seems to be accomplishing what he set out to do, at ... Read More



Learning to Lose in Iran

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Shervin Malekzadeh

by Shervin Malekzadeh Win or lose, it has become obvious that the fortunes of Hassan Rouhani and his administration remain bound to the memory of 2009 and the Green Movement. Calls for the release of the ... Read More



The Foreign Policy Price of Trump’s Russia Scandal

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Those of us immersed for decades in Washington political life have never seen the rival of today’s hysteria gripping the nation’s capital. Never before have the mainstream media experienced such a collective ... Read More



Iran’s Conservatives Lose a Presidential Election and More

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi In the past two decades, Iranian presidential elections have been accompanied with surprising results and even tumult. Newcomers have won against better known and financed politicians while presumed establishment candidates and assumed winners ... Read More


epa04863837 A handout picture made available by the presidential official website shows Iranian President Hassan Rowhani (R) greeting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (L) at the presidential office in Tehran, Iran, 28 July 2015. EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Iran on 28 July where she is scheduled to meet President Hassan Rowhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif just two weeks after she helped close the deal that aims to settle a long-standing dispute over Tehran's controversial nuclear program and end its diplomatic isolation.  EPA/PRESIDENTIAL OFFICIAL WEBSITE/HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Rouhani’s Victory: The View from Brussels

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov The first Western leader to congratulate Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as Iran’s president on May 19 was the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. It is clearly an ... Read More


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Trumping Democracy in America’s Empire of Bases

Published on May 21st, 2017 | by Guest

by David Vine Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands ... Read More

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