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Of Course “the Ayatollah Thinks He Won”

Published on August 23rd, 2016 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib In the Wall Street Journal last weekend, the paper’s chief foreign affairs reporter, Jay Solomon, unloaded a 2,500-word essay looking back at the Iran nuclear deal a little more than year after the ... Read More

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The Cold War Mindset and Counterterrorism

Published on August 22nd, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Much of Donald Trump’s recent speech on terrorism left one to wonder how what he was proposing would differ from current practices he supposedly was criticizing. Working on counterterrorism with other states ... Read More



Russian Realism in the Middle East

Published on August 20th, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar We should reflect on the meaning of Russia’s use of a base in Iran for staging airstrikes in Syria, and about what lessons we could learn from the Russians. The significance does ... Read More



How Neocons Helped Create Trump

Published on August 19th, 2016 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Prominent neoconservatives, led by Bill Kristol, have played leading roles in trying to block Trump’s nomination or repeal it somehow. They’ve lined up fellow-neocons to sign letters opposing his election and/or declining to ... Read More

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