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Assad vs Regime of Warring Jihadis

Published on April 12th, 2017 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller How should we understand U.S. President Donald Trump’s cruise missile barrage last week against a Syrian airbase? In one sense, it might be a tactical triumph for his administration: cruise missile attacks ... Read More



Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: How Revolutionary?

Published on April 12th, 2017 | by Henry Johnson

by Henry Johnson Ayatollah Khomeini once declared that if it weren’t for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), there would be no revolutionary Iran. In many ways, he was right. From its humble roots among disorganized ... Read More

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What Does Kim Jong Un Want?

Published on April 11th, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Virtually every week, politicians and journalists and policy experts attempt the impossible: mind reading. Specifically, they want to know what’s going on inside one man’s mind. They want to know what Kim Jong ... Read More


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Netanyahu’s Settlement Scam

Published on April 11th, 2017 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick On March 30, the Israeli government announced that it had approved the first new settlement in 20 years. The new settlement is part of the government’s compensation package to the settlers of the ... Read More



General: Game Changer in Iran-Pakistan Relations?

Published on April 11th, 2017 | by Fatemeh Aman

by Fatemeh Aman Iran and Pakistan have experienced many ups and downs in their relationship dating back to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Despite Iran’s persistent conflict with Pakistan’s closest ally Saudi Arabia and broad ... Read More



Restraining Trump: The Prometheus Strategy

Published on April 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by Gary Sick When Zeus was displeased with Prometheus, he chained him to a rock where an eagle feasted each day on his liver. Prometheus was immortal, so his liver regenerated each day. But even mortals, ... Read More



Syrian War: Your Move Again, President Trump

Published on April 10th, 2017 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Donald Trump’s grasp of the Syrian War remains highly questionable. Just days before the Syrian chemical weapons (CW) strike on a rebel-held population center, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson implied that the ouster ... Read More



Boeing, Iran, and American Jobs

Published on April 10th, 2017 | by Guest

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj New reports suggest that Boeing could deliver a new jetliner to IranAir within the month. According to Reuters, Boeing is reallocating a 777 originally designated for Turkish Airlines. This would be the first aircraft of ... Read More

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