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Netanyahu’s U.S. Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe While U.S. public sentiment toward Israel has remained relatively stable, favorability ratings for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have declined sharply over the past six weeks, and particularly since his controversial speech before Congress ... Read More


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Operations in Yemen: What’s Afoot?

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Guest

by James Spencer The conflict in Yemen is frequently described as sectarian, with the Houthis usually described as “Shi’a.” In fact, the situation in Yemen, tragic as it is for Yemenis caught up in it, is ... Read More


Saudi Arabia

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History, Religion, and Yemen

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman When Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, was spreading his dominion across the Arabia peninsula nearly a century ago, one of his early decisions was to impose jizyah, the ... Read More


Iran

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Capitol Hill Developments on Iran and Israel

Published on March 29th, 2015 | by Lara Friedman

by Lara Friedman The following are excerpts from the latest legislative update from Americans for Peace Now. It provides a summary of a number of Iran- and Israel-related issues and developments on Capitol Hill. Congress is now ... Read More


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Your Money at War Everywhere

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Guest

by William D. Hartung President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year ... Read More


US Foreign Policy

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The Retreatniks

Published on March 26th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer The new talking point for the Republican Party — actually, it’s an old talking point in expensive new clothing — is “America is in retreat.” That’s the title of a recent book by ... Read More


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A Reset in EU-Turkey Relations?

Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov When the European Parliament delegation visited Turkey last week—chaired by the influential chairman of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee Elmar Brok, a German Christian-Democrat—both the president of the Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ... Read More


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