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Congress’ DIY Approach to Saudi Arabia

Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Diana Ohlbaum

by Diana Ohlbaum If there were a “basket of deplorables” for foreign countries, Saudi Arabia would surely be in it. The Saudi government holds one of the world’s worst records on religious freedom and women’s rights, ... Read More



Syria as Metaphor

Published on September 25th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience ... Read More



War, Peace, and Absurdity

Published on September 24th, 2016 | by Tom Engelhardt

by Tom Engelhardt Recently, sorting through a pile of old children’s books, I came across a volume, That Makes Me Mad!, which brought back memories. Written by Steve Kroll, a long-dead friend, it focused on the ... Read More



Don’t Try to Imitate the Russians in Syria

Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Among the latest in the Washington Post editorial page’s unrelenting drumbeat of criticism on Syria—which often does not make clear exactly what the United States should be doing there, except that whatever ... Read More



Iran: The Calligraphic Challenge

Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Mehdi Saeedi turns words into art. The Iranian graphic artist has transformed Farsi script into posters, paintings, and other works. He has taken a traditional form, calligraphy, and made something even more startling ... Read More



Turkey’s Gains in Syria

Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson On August 24, Turkey invaded Syria to retake the Islamic State (ISIS or IS)-held town of Jarabulus. Along with Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces comprised of anti-Assad, jihadist, and pro-Turkish Turkmen forces, Turkey ... Read More

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