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Russia: Goodbye, Levada?

Published on September 20th, 2016 | by Guest

by Hannah Gais Russia’s State Duma elections this week may have been historic for their wildly low voter turnout and another batch of accusations of voter fraud. But they also coincided with another crackdown on one ... Read More



Our Hardliners Are Still Helping Iran’s Hardliners

Published on September 20th, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The unrelenting urge among American politicians to keep punishing Iran—or more precisely, to be seen supporting steps with that objective—continues to work against sensible statecraft and U.S. interests in multiple respects. One ... Read More



Ending the Iran-Saudi Cold War

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Guest

by Seyed Hossein Mousavian and Sina Toossi In January, Saudi Arabia severed formal diplomatic ties with Iran after a row over its execution of a prominent Shia cleric ended with angry protestors attacking its Tehran embassy. ... Read More



Wayward Airstrike Puts Syrian Ceasefire on Brink

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison A ceasefire that went into effect throughout Syria on September 12 may now be on the verge of collapse. On Saturday, a U.S. airstrike near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor struck Syrian ... Read More



Contesting the U.S.-Saudi Bromance With 1,000 Cuts

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Guest

by Robert Naiman On September 8, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan resolution, SJ Res 39, to disapprove the $1.15 billion arms deal with Saudi ... Read More



What is Eurasianism?

Published on September 18th, 2016 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller You might recall the term “Eurasia” from high school geography classes. The term isn’t used much any more in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the ... Read More

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