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Increased Instability Predicted for Egypt

Published on March 26th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe International human rights groups have strongly denounced Monday’s sentencing by an Egyptian court of 529 Islamists to death for a riot in which one policeman was killed. Egypt specialists here say the sentences, ... Read More



Diplomatic Crimes and Punishments

Published on March 26th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Imagine, if you can, the recent scene in the White House situation room in which senior [appointed] officials are debating how to respond to Russia’s take-over of Crimea. The experts on the media ... Read More



Containing Iran Helps Putin’s Russia

Published on March 25th, 2014 | by Shireen Hunter

by Shireen T. Hunter Not long after the outbreak of the crisis over Ukraine and Crimea, many observers began asking the following question: what impact could renewed Russo-Western tensions have on the fate of the ongoing ... Read More



Hezbollah Winning in Syria: At What Price?

Published on March 24th, 2014 | by Aurélie Daher

by Aurélie Daher As the Syrian uprising against the Baathist regime enters its fourth year, it is clear, given the changing balance of power on the ground, that predictions about the imminent collapse of the Assad ... Read More



Ukraine Primer IV: Competing Narratives

Published on March 24th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Russia moved to annex Crimea this week, as Ukraine evacuated most of its soldiers from the peninsula. Tensions in eastern Ukraine seem to have reached a tense equilibrium, even as reports of a ... Read More



Russia, Sanctions, and Politics in Iran

Published on March 23rd, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar* The crisis over Crimea has naturally raised questions about possible effects of this disturbance on other issues and specifically ones that depend on U.S.-Russian cooperation. This includes the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. ... Read More



Will Putin Save NATO?

Published on March 21st, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Almost from the day the Cold War ended, pundits, professors, and professionals alike have been wondering Quo Vadis? for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This has happened despite the facts that ... Read More

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