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Can Iran End Its Perpetual Revolution?

Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Shireen Hunter

by Shireen T. Hunter Today Iranians celebrated, observed, or bemoaned the advent of the Islamic Revolution 35 years ago, depending on their cultural and political proclivities. The revolution’s cultural dimension, its most important aspect, was nothing ... Read More


Israel

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Washington’s Military Aid to Israel

Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Guest

by Chase Madar via Tom Dispatch We Americans have funny notions about foreign aid. Recent polls show that, on average, we believe 28% of the federal budget is eaten up by it, and that, in a time of ... Read More


EU

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US, EU: Stop Name-Calling and Get to Work

Published on February 8th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Accidents happen, even to seasoned US diplomats. In this case, the Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia was caught in a highly sensitive conversation on Ukraine’s future with the US ... Read More


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A Better Israeli-Iranian Relationship

Published on February 8th, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar via The National Interest Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview the other day, “Once the Palestinian problem is solved the conditions for an Iranian recognition of Israel will be possible.” Set ... Read More


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A Flailing AIPAC

Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe In a remarkable demonstration of the the increasingly vulnerable state into which AIPAC appears to have thrown itself, the Israel lobby’s premier group released a new statement this afternoon clarifying that it still ... Read More


Egypt

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A Curtain for Egypt

Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht In the turbulent weeks after the Iranian revolution we officers in the State Department or in Embassy Tehran struggled to construct a “normal” relationship with the decidedly abnormal, strife-ridden new regime. In frustration ... Read More


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Menendez, AIPAC Beat Tactical Retreat

Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe The chief Democratic co-sponsor of the Kirk-Menendez “Wag the Dog” bill, Sen. Robert Menendez, took to the floor of the Senate Thursday to express his opposition to a letter from 42 of his ... Read More


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