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Rooftop water cisterns in Jenin

The Forgotten Key To Israel-Palestine: Water

Published on February 17th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick There was a real diplomatic blowup in the Knesset last week, when Naftali Bennett led a walkout of the chamber by his HaBayit HaYehudi party during a speech by European Union Parliamentary President ... Read More


Iran

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Azerbaijan and the West´s Rapprochement with Iran

Published on February 14th, 2014 | by Guest

by Richard Kauzlarich and Eldar Mamedov The brewing rapprochement between the United States and Iran, signified by the Geneva nuclear deal signed in January, seems likely to scramble American strategic priorities in the South Caucasus, especially for ... Read More


Russia

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Stop the Butcher of Damascus

Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh The horrific scenes of starving Syrians and falling barrel bombs and missiles on Homs, Aleppo, and Deraa offer evidence of Bashar al-Assad’s determination to destroy his country and massacre his people in order ... Read More


Iran

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More on AIPAC’s Travails

Published on February 12th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Last weekend, I noted the increasingly vulnerable position in which AIPAC finds itself in after its defeat on the Kirk-Menendez bill (S. 1881), and less than three weeks before its annual conference, which this year ... Read More


Message

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Six Lessons from Iran’s Revolution

Published on February 12th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Thirty-five years since the Iranian revolution should be adequate time for aspiring Iran hands to turn a deaf ear to the “Death to America” chants from Tehran and the more polite “They can’t ... Read More


Drones

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Drone Controversy Rears Its Head Again

Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Tyler Cullis

by Tyler Cullis Today news broke that the Obama administration is considering targeting a U.S. citizen located in Pakistan with lethal force. This quickly restarted the debate over what legal authorities the President has in drone ... Read More


Iran

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An Iran in Flux Marks 35th Anniversary of Revolution

Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Thirty-five years ago today, millions of Iranians embraced a religious leader promising freedom from a corrupt monarchy and national independence. Now many want a better standard of living and improved ... Read More


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