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Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

Published on August 2nd, 2015 | by Guest

by Francis Njubi Nesbitt President Obama needs to unveil a new foreign policy initiative on Africa during his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia or risk going down in history as the worst president for Africa in recent ... Read More



The Pivot to Eurasia

Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Guest

by Pepe Escobar Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the ... Read More



Shaking Up Alignments in the Middle East

Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar Some recent policy decisions by Middle Eastern governments have the potential to shake up regional alignments, or what are widely perceived to be alignments. In the near term this will have little ... Read More



Just What Is Turkey Up To?

Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Turkish policies towards the Middle East have been in wild oscillation over the past many weeks, even months. Ankara has now finally and begrudgingly initiated military action against ISIS in cooperation with ... Read More



Reporting on the Disappeared in Egypt

Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Guest

by Zhai Yun Tan Muhammad Mansour is an Egyptian journalist who covered the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime president Hosni Mubarak. He briefly participated in the revolution before returning as a journalist and contributing numerous articles for ... Read More



The Kurdish Elephant

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Let’s mix some metaphors in the Middle East, all of them involving elephants. In the crisis zone that encompasses Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, the Kurds are the elephant in the room. They ... Read More



Letter to Congress: Support Iran Deal Now

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by David Isenberg

by David Isenberg Dear Senators Kaine, Warner, and Congressmen Beyer, First, thank you in advance for taking the time to read this. Of course, that assumes you are actually reading this, and it hasn’t been sent ... Read More

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