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The Ayes [Don’t] Have It

Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Two significant anniversaries this month: the 1914 beginning of fighting in World War I in Europe and the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident in Vietnam. The outbreak of conflict 100 years ago followed ... Read More


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To Fix Iraq, Don’t Lose Sight of Syria

Published on August 16th, 2014 | by Guest

by Julien Barnes-Dacey The designation of Haider al-Abadi as the new prime minister of Iraq is a significant step toward opposing the Islamic State if his premiership can be secured and fulfils the potential to create an ... Read More



Profiting From Iranophobia?

Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe Eli has a new blog post on The Nation’s website today that provides additional details about the curious — one is tempted to say incestuous — relationship between the staff of United Against Nuclear Iran ... Read More



Getting Gaza Back on Its Feet

Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh As Israelis and Palestinians continue their discussions in Cairo, it’s time for the international community and the regional states to begin searching for a long-term economic and political solution for the Gaza Strip. ... Read More



In Iraq, an Opening for the Saudis

Published on August 14th, 2014 | by Thomas Lippman

Thomas W. Lippman The appointment of Haidar al-Abadi as prime minister of Iraq gives Saudi Arabia an opportunity to end its futile and counterproductive ostracism of its northern neighbor, and the Saudis appear prepared to seize ... Read More



Framing the Gaza Narrative

Published on August 13th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick With US bombs dropping on Iraq once again and Israeli troops having moved out of Gaza, the fighting between Hamas and Israel has faded a bit from the headlines. But the battle to dominate the narrative ... Read More



Iraq: Maliki Goes Rogue

Published on August 12th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resorted to a bare-knuckle power play on Aug. 10 in a frantic attempt to forestall his unfolding political defeat. Leaders recognizing the importance of a fresh new government ... Read More

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