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The Consequences of Saudi Paranoia about Iran

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Shireen Hunter

by Shireen T. Hunter By militarily attacking Yemen, Saudi Arabia has committed its second aggression against a regional country in less than four years. The first was in Bahrain in 2011. This time, in addition to some ... Read More


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Should We Beware Iran’s “Charmer in Chief”?

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake starts an attack on the trustworthiness of Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohamed Javad Zarif, with the words: “Now is the time to praise Javad Zarif.” Well, now is also ... Read More


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Samore Says Congress Unlikely to Reject Nuclear Deal

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) president Gary Samore made a surprising admission on Monday when he said that Congress was unlikely to override a presidential veto of any new sanctions-related legislation in the ... Read More


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Saudi War in Yemen Amid Malaise and Confusion

Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh Much has been written about the reasons behind the Saudi military strikes against Yemen, and many pro-Saudi writers have touted the so-called Arab and Muslim coalition against the Houthis of Yemen. No clarity, much ... Read More


Analysis

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Tikrit Battle Revives Doubts About Iraqi Leaders

Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White A desperate Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi last week requested US air support to jumpstart Iraq’s stalled offensive in Tikrit. Many observers describe this as an American triumph. Yet, Abadi’s initial choice to ... Read More


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Netanyahu’s U.S. Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe While U.S. public sentiment toward Israel has remained relatively stable, favorability ratings for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have declined sharply over the past six weeks, and particularly since his controversial speech before Congress ... Read More


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Operations in Yemen: What’s Afoot?

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Guest

by James Spencer The conflict in Yemen is frequently described as sectarian, with the Houthis usually described as “Shi’a.” In fact, the situation in Yemen, tragic as it is for Yemenis caught up in it, is ... Read More


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