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Pentagon: We Come to Facilitate

Published on November 4th, 2015 | by David Isenberg

by David Isenberg The latest version of U.S. national security orthodoxy was on display this week at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., where Defense One, a division of Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group, ... Read More


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Deconstructing the Myth of Lavizan-Shian

Published on November 4th, 2015 | by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter As the world awaits the mid-December report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on the accusations of past Iranian work on nuclear weapons, anticipation of the report’s content will ... Read More


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Kuwait and the Islamic State

Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Alex Stout and Giorgio Cafiero Throughout the twenty-first century, the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation of Kuwait has enjoyed relative stability and security. This tranquility is largely attributable to the harmonious coexistence of Kuwait’s Sunnis and ... Read More


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The Politics of Hostage-Taking in Iran

Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by Guest

by Mansour Farhang The day that Iranian students attacked the U. S. embassy in Tehran— November 4, 1979—marks a durably contentious date in US–Iranian relations. Henry Kissinger once described Iran under the late Shah as “that rarest ... Read More


US Domestic Policy

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Rubio Anointed Neocon Choice

Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton At the end of last week, third-place Republican primary candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) won a major endorsement, effectively making him the neoconservative candidate of choice and the GOP establishment’s top pick. That ... Read More


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Exploiting Russia’s Fear of the Islamic State

Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar As multilateral talks begin in Vienna to search for a possible resolution of the Syrian civil war, we should realize that even when a foreign government is not being entirely above board ... Read More


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The Role of Iran’s Military in Syria

Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by Guest

by LobeLog’s correspondent in Tehran Even though the number of Iranian casualties in Syria has been increasing lately, the Iranian government insists that the country’s role there is purely advisory and it is not sponsoring any ... Read More


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