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Drones and the Need for Political Context

Published on November 4th, 2013 | by Daniel Luban

by Daniel Luban Earlier this year, William Saletan published a typically contrarian piece titled “In Defense of Drones”. The subtitle — “they’re the worst form of war, except for all the others” — gives a good indication ... Read More



Women’s Rights Are Linked to U.S.-Iran Negotiations

Published on November 2nd, 2013 | by Guest

by Fariba Parsa via IPS News While U.S. and Iranian negotiators prepare for another round of nuclear talks in Geneva next month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been silent about another matter that could be even ... Read More



On Iraq, Petraeus Still Marketing a Myth

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White In his Oct. 29 Foreign Policy article, “How We Won in Iraq”, General David Petraeus characterizes the 2003 US invasion and departure of US troops in 2011 as an American victory. This triumphant ... Read More



Iraq Retakes Washington Centre-Stage, Briefly

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Ten and a half years after invading U.S. troops ousted President Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime, Iraq re-emerged here this week, if only briefly, as a major foreign policy agenda item. ... Read More



Pro-Israel Groups in Limelight of Iran Policy

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Marsha B. Cohen

by Marsha B. Cohen *This post has been updated. Last Tuesday (Oct. 29) administration officials met with what the Israeli daily Haaretz describes as a “coterie of Jewish leaders.” Only four Jewish organizations were represented: the American Israel ... Read More



Bahraini Opposition Shuns Bogus Dialogue

Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News Bahraini opposition groups announced on Tuesday their opposition to participating in the dialogue that is supposed to start tomorrow. According to the Bahrain Mirror, the five opposition groups that signed ... Read More



Amidst CW Disarmament, No Pause in Syrian Fighting

Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Most international attention remains focused on locating, inspecting and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons (CW) arsenal, but the bloody conventional civil war rages on. The process of getting rid of Syria’s CW probably will ... Read More



Perpetual War

Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Guest

How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?  by Jeremy Scahill via Tom Dispatch [This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation ... Read More

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