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Where is Turkey Headed?

Published on May 24th, 2016 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson The recent sacking of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, coupled with recently passed parliamentary bills and laws, confirms that Turkey is headed for one-man dictatorial rule. This rule will not be similar to dictators ... Read More



Israel Shifts Even Further Right

Published on May 24th, 2016 | by Guest

by Naomi Dann The announcement of the appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister and the negotiations with his Yisrael Beiteinu party to join Israel’s governing coalition should indicate to the United States and to the international ... Read More



Sisi’s Egypt: Sliding Toward the Abyss

Published on May 24th, 2016 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 passengers and crew in the Mediterranean, presumably due to a terrorist act, is yet another sign of misfortune for Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. If it ... Read More


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The Future (of a Nuclear Deal)

Published on May 23rd, 2016 | by Guest

by Hooman Majd The NY Times Magazine profile of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the May 8 issue, is a story that seemingly won’t die—albeit among inside Beltway or inside (political) baseball freaks—for those ... Read More



India Cements Role in Iran with Chabahar Deal

Published on May 23rd, 2016 | by Guest

by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty Indian prime minister Narendra Modi made his first-ever visit to Iran on Sunday. It was also the first visit by an Indian head of state since the Iranian nuclear deal last year. ... Read More


President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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Hill Update: National Defense Authorization Act

Published on May 21st, 2016 | by Guest

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 ... Read More



Israel’s New Defense Minister Is Cause for Concern

Published on May 20th, 2016 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Earlier today, it was reported that Avigdor Lieberman, the head of Israel’s right wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, has agreed to join the government of Benjamin Netanyahu in the post of Defense Minister. This ... Read More

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