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Challenges to Kurdish Nationalism

Published on April 26th, 2016 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson Several times during the last week of April, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)— and its political arm, the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK)—had been defeated and that ... Read More



Washington-Riyadh Chill: The Sequel

Published on April 26th, 2016 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman After three months on the road, I returned to work on the eve of President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia to discover that in my absence the decades-long strategic partnership between the ... Read More



U.S. Sanctions Spite Europe, Not Just Iran

Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Evidence continues to mount on how lopsided has been the implementation so far of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a.k.a. the Iran nuclear agreement, with Iran’s rigorous carrying out of its ... Read More



Iran Nuclear Deal at Risk

Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Tyler Cullis

by Tyler Cullis Concern has recently grown over the ultimate sustainability of the Iran nuclear accord. Having withstood the full-frontal attack of congressional hawks last summer, the Obama administration faces the challenge of securing the agreement’s ... Read More



What Makes Erik Run?

Published on April 25th, 2016 | by David Isenberg

by David Isenberg The Intercept recently revealed Erik Prince’s attempts to sell military services in Libya and other countries in Africa. He has done so even though his newest company, Frontier Services Group (FSG), has repeatedly stated ... Read More


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The Flowers of the Arab Spring

Published on April 24th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Egyptian photographer Amr Mounib and curator Dagmar Painter discuss an exhibition of Mounib’s photos of flowers and their connection to the Arab Spring. Filmed at the Gallery Al-Quds at the Jerusalem Fund in ... Read More


June 8, 2015
"We were at the G7 Summit in Krün, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel asked the leaders and outreach guests to make their way to a bench for a group photograph. The President happened to sit down first, followed closely by the Chancellor. I only had time to make a couple of frames before the background was cluttered with other people." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Obama in Germany: Step Up to the Mark on Refugees

Published on April 23rd, 2016 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter President Obama this Sunday and Monday makes perhaps his last visit as president to Germany. His taking part with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the annual Hannover Messe (trade fair) was originally designed to ... Read More



Israel, Iran, and Saudi Arabia on the Hill

Published on April 23rd, 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

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