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Elliott Abrams Seems Poor Choice to Pronounce on Benghazi

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe As Republican lawmakers and Fox News have been claiming that the Benghazi “cover-up” scandal will prove even bigger than the Iran-Contra and Watergate scandals combined, Elliott Abrams — who, faced with a slew of felony ... Read More



Echoes of Lebanon in Syria

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar via The National Interest Expressions of angst over Syria have entailed several themes, one of which concerns possible “spread” of the Syrian civil war into nearby states. Lebanon, for reasons of physical and ... Read More



An Election for Iran or the Supreme Leader?

Published on May 9th, 2013 | by Guest

by Yasaman Baji via IPS News As the five-day registration period for presidential candidates began here Tuesday, the question of whether Iran’s upcoming election will represent the will of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or the ... Read More



Europe Urged to Step into Breach of Failed Mideast Peace

Published on May 9th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News The Oslo peace process has failed and Europe must take stronger leadership in the Middle East, according to a distinguished group of former European leaders that is pushing for a ... Read More

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