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The Folly of an Expanded U.S. War in Syria

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar President Obama has repeatedly made adjustments to what he probably considered privately to have been the best U.S. policy toward armed conflicts overseas, as he has had to cope with the pressures ... Read More

US Foreign Policy

100608-N-9923C-226 NAVY WAR COLLEGE, Newport RI (June 8, 2010) Max Boot speaks at the second panel discussion at the 2010 Current Strategy Forun at the Naval War College. Hosted by the Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, this year's conference will explore the theme of "The Global System in Transition" by examining United States foreign policy in the emerging global order, the "strategic leadership" opportunities for the United States, and the role of the maritime services in supporting the nation's key objectives.(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Electronics Technician James B. Clark)

The Mindless Militarism of Max Boot

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe There’s so much hysterical nonsense spewing forth from the neocon/Republican echo chamber in the wake of the Paris massacres that it’s very difficult to know where to begin to focus one’s attention... Read More



Egypt: Hossam Bahgat is One of the Lucky Journalists

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Last Sunday, the Egyptian military arrested investigative journalist and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat and interrogated him for several hours. According to the website Mada Masr, where Bahgat was a regular contributor, he was ... Read More


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Will Russia and Iran Finally Tie the Knot?

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Shireen Hunter

by Shireen Hunter Despite its slogan of “Neither East Nor West, only Islamic Republic” and its labeling of the USSR as the “little Satan,” the Islamic Republic of Iran from its very early days viewed the ... Read More



Egypt: Sisi’s Rule Teetering

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh The recent downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai peninsula, most likely due to a bomb, is emblematic of the inability of the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to comprehend the threats ... Read More

US Domestic Policy


Obama Rejects GOP’s Islamophobic Statements

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton It didn’t take long for Republican presidential candidates to stake out strikingly anti-Muslim immigration positions following the terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead and over 300 injured. French ... Read More



Syrian Peace Talks Need to Focus on Governance

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison With a second round of international talks on finding an end to Syria’s civil war taking place in Vienna on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed his approach to the negotiations in ... Read More

US Foreign Policy


Islamic State: The Hour Has Struck

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller ISIS, with its horrific attack on purely civilian targets in Paris, has established new realities about its nature, capabilities and intentions. The need for its elimination can now no longer be in ... Read More

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