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For Saudi Arabia, a Hot Ramadan

Published on July 12th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman When Ramadan arrives in mid-summer, as it did this year, it usually guarantees that nothing of significance will happen in Saudi Arabia. The days of fasting are long, the heat is intense, ... Read More



US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

Published on July 11th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, ... Read More



The Hopes and Fears of an Agreement with Iran

Published on July 11th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Over the last century, July 20 was more than once a consequential date, for good and ill. The ill was in 1944: the unsuccessful plot to kill Adolph Hitler. The good was ... Read More



Linking the US and Iran

Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Guest

by David Collier* Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, recently cast fresh doubt on the possibility of a nuclear deal by the July 20 deadline for the ongoing talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna. ... Read More



Should the US’ British Ally Retain Nuclear Weapons?

Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins Last week an independent, cross-party commission of inquiry into UK nuclear weapons policy issued its report. The commission (comprising three politicians, two diplomats, one field marshal and two academics) reviewed the arguments for ... Read More



Sanctions Relief Terms Could Sink Iran Nuclear Deal

Published on July 9th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Most of the recent discouraging news about the talks between Iran and world powers has focused on the substantial disagreement regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity. The two sides differ sharply on how much ... Read More

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