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U.S. Sends Conflicting Signals to Bahrain

Published on July 5th, 2015 | by Guest

by Matar E. Matar After claiming that Bahrain has achieved “meaningful progress,” the United States decided to lift the holds on security assistance to Bahrain’s military forces. Since this decision took place, the government summoned and then ... Read More


President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

Under Obama US More Popular Abroad

Published on July 4th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe The Republican/neocon narrative that the United States has steadily lost its standing in the eyes of the world since Obama succeeded George W. Bush has been rather strongly undermined by the findings of ... Read More



Yemen Conflict Raises Sectarian Temperatures across the Gulf

Published on July 4th, 2015 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner Yemen’s rapidly deteriorating conflict is heightening sectarian tension across the Middle East. Shi’ite leaders in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Lebanon—as well as Shi’ite communities throughout the Gulf Arab sheikdoms—have expressed ... Read More


Yukiya Amano

Other Reasons to Review IAEA’s Al-Kibar Conclusions

Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Robert Kelley

by Robert Kelley The UK’s former ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Peter Jenkins, has done us the service of calling into question the methods by which the Agency’s inspection team may have obtained ... Read More



The Gaza Report Shouldn’t Be Buried

Published on July 2nd, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) report on last summer’s fighting between Israel and Hamas came out on June 15. Before the ink on it was even dry, the Israeli government was ... Read More

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