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Poll: If Two-State Solution Fails, What Next?

Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The failure of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians could lead to a significant shift in public opinion in the United States regarding Israel’s future, according to a new poll released Monday. ... Read More


Russia

Past Mistakes and the Ukraine Crisis

Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter What did the guy say? Truth is the first casualty in war. And that other guy? “If you don’t learn from history…” Both bromides apply to what is happening with regard to ... Read More


EU

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U.S. Hawks Take Flight Over Ukraine

Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe A familiar clutch of hawks have taken wing over the rapidly developing crisis in Ukraine, as neoconservatives and other interventionists claim that President Barack Obama’s preference for diplomacy over military action  invited Russian ... Read More


Afghanistan

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Dealing with Defeat in Afghanistan

Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Charles Naas

by Charles Naas President Barack Obama and the United Nations have again warned President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan that, unless he signs a bilateral security agreement, which gives all foreign troops complete immunity from Afghan law, these ... Read More


EU

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What’s Happening in Ukraine: A Primer

Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison On February 27 gunmen seized control of government buildings in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine and raised a Russian flag over the headquarters of the Crimean Parliament in the regional capital ... Read More


Iran

AIPAC Moves to Plan C for Congress

Published on March 2nd, 2014 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe First, it wanted the Senate to pass a binding bill (Kirk-Menendez, or S. 1881) that was certain to sabotage the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and ... Read More


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