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Trump and Bin Laden: Messaging Wizards

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh Of the many critical factors that contributed to President-elect Trump’s victory none is more central than his messaging. His words, descriptions of his opponents, and pithy calls for political “jihad” among his army ... Read More



The Sayings of President Trump

Published on January 17th, 2017 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Words matter. This is especially so when uttered by the president of the United States on foreign policy and national security and with an attentive foreign audience. As in ordinary life, some ... Read More



Why Coercion Is a Recipe for Failure with Iran 

Published on January 17th, 2017 | by Guest

by Tytti Erästö Opponents of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord have criticized the deal because it did not end uranium enrichment or limit missile development by Iran. With the Trump administration, some see an opportunity to ... Read More


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Congress Addresses UN Vote and Trump Nominees

Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Lara Friedman

by Lara Friedman As we have over the past two years, 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 about ... Read More



Implementing the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Status Report

Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Guest

by International Crisis Group One year since its “implementation day”, 16 January 2016, the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (the P5+1) — The ... Read More



Bahrain and “Iranian-Backed Terrorism”

Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh In a recent article, Matthew Levitt and Michael Knights of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) highlighted Iranian support of “terrorism” in Bahrain and suggested a future path for the country ... Read More



Don’t Mess with Jerusalem

Published on January 15th, 2017 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby In just a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will have to decide on whether or not to make good on his promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel ... Read More

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