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Counting Bodies Then and Now

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by Guest

by Tom Engelhardt In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts? In Washington, the answers are the same: We don’t count and they don’t count. The Obama administration ... Read More



Ariane Tabatabai on Negotiations with Iran

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by Guest

by Henry Johnson Ariane Tabatabai, a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University, nuclear non-proliferation expert, and occasional contributor to LobeLog, is very busy these days. But she agreed to speak with us about the negotiations between ... Read More



Where Hope Becomes Desperation

Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Katmandu, Baltimore, the Mediterranean Sea, Yemen, Syria—it has been a grim week of news from around the globe. If we looked a bit further back for the same kind of dark headlines, we could ... Read More



Neocons vs. Neocon on Iran

Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Ali Gharib

by Ali Gharib Maybe I spoke too soon when I declared the fight over the new Iran bill wending its way through Congress as one between hard-line neoconservatives and AIPAC. The broad outlines of what I ... Read More


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Obama to the GCC: Getting the Message Right

Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter On May 13-14, President Barack Obama will host leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at the White House and Camp David. Ostensibly, the meeting is to try convincing these intense skeptics ... Read More



Political Earthquake Hits Saudi Arabia?

Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

 by Emile Nakleh In the early morning of Wednesday April 29, the Saudi King Salman issued 25 royal decrees announcing major succession and other personnel changes that created shockwaves in Saudi Arabia and across the Arab ... Read More



Bibi Bends over Backward to Form Government

Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Marsha B. Cohen

by Marsha B. Cohen Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has less than 48 hours remaining to put together a coalition government. If Netanyahu fails to come up with a slate of partners by Wednesday at 8 pm, Israeli President ... Read More

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