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The Islamic State Unites the World

Published on February 13th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer During the Cold War, science fiction writers and politicians like Ronald Reagan imagined that the threat of an invasion from outer space could break down ideological barriers and unify the world. The arrival ... Read More



Lest We Forget: Bibi’s “Wisdom” on Iraq

Published on February 12th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Republican members of Congress say they are eagerly waiting to hear directly from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on why the nuclear deal being negotiated between the United States and its P5+1 partners ... Read More


Obama and Army General Martin Dempsey

Obama’s AUMF: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Published on February 11th, 2015 | by Guest

by the National Security Network This morning, the White House sent Congress the text of its proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State. The proposed legislation includes strengths and weaknesses that ... Read More


Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard, and Mehdi Karroubi

The Green Movement Stirs and Rouhani Responds

Published on February 11th, 2015 | by Guest

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent On February 14, Iran’s Green Movement leaders will enter their fifth year of house arrest. Despite his implicit campaign promise, President Hassan Rouhani has been unable to gain the release of former ... Read More



The Broader Implications of the Debate over Ukraine

Published on February 10th, 2015 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter This Monday, President Barack Obama met for six hours with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The number one issue was what to do about Russian aggression against Ukraine. The result was an agreement ... Read More



Obama’s Last National Security Strategy

Published on February 9th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The world of today appears to be a great deal more dangerous than the one that President Obama inherited on taking office in 2009. The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has remade the ... Read More

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