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Entanglement in Yemen and the Logic of War

Published on October 15th, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar We are seeing today in Yemen a demonstration of how easily a supposedly limited U.S. involvement in an armed conflict becomes less limited, and how such involvement creates new enemies of the ... Read More



The Middle East and the Next Administration

Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Guest

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  Osama bin Laden surely died happy. He devoted the last third of his life to creating animosity between the West and Islam and to driving a wedge between Saudi Arabia and the ... Read More



Palestinian Mothers Teach Life, Not Hate

Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Guest

by Dalal Erakat In his address to the UN General Assembly last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the audacity to insinuate that Palestinian mothers teach their children to hate. As a proud Palestinian mother, I must remind him ... Read More



Saudi Charm Offensive in Europe

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov Saudi Arabia has launched what seems like a charm offensive following the historic vote by the European Parliament (EP) demanding an arms embargo on Riyadh because of the grave violations of the international ... Read More



Time to Return to 1986 and the Spirit of Reykjavik

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Guest

by Sergey Batsanov In recent days, news of the US presidential campaign, Brexit dilemmas, and the wars in Syria and Yemen have distracted attention from a quiet event in the capital of Iceland. There, on October10-11, ... Read More



Stop the Presses!

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Imagine that Donald Trump wins the presidency. Then, as he has done throughout his career, he goes after his enemies. He purges the Republican Party of everyone who refused to support him. He ... Read More



Turkey’s Intentions in Iraq and the Battle for Mosul

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has warned Turkey that if it keeps its forces in Iraq, it will risk “regional war,” especially if continues to train Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga forces. Spokespersons ... Read More

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