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Myth-Making and Obama’s UNGA Speech

Published on September 26th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Once again, in his speech Wednesday at the United Nations, President Obama revealed the reduced importance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on his agenda. He also revealed just how out of touch his entire country is ... Read More


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A Promising Ally in Syria

Published on September 26th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Alongside the wave of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Turkey this month is an equally unsettling story: alarming gains by the Islamic State in an offensive against a potential ally. Syria’s Kurds carved out ... Read More



The Cameron-Rouhani Meeting: What Comes Next?

Published on September 25th, 2014 | by Ellie Geranmayeh

by Ellie Geranmayeh The meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and British Prime Minister David Cameron on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly yesterday was an important moment for geopolitics, British-Iranian relations, and the growing European ... Read More



How Obama Should Beat ISIS

Published on September 25th, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh In a speech before the United Nations on Wednesday, President Barack Obama offered a rhetorically eloquent roadmap on how to fight the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. He called ... Read More



Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

Published on September 24th, 2014 | by Tom Engelhardt

Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over  by Peter Van Buren I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably ... Read More

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