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Fifty Years of Opposition

Published on June 11th, 2017 | by Guest

by Dahlia Scheindlin Fifty-fever marking the anniversary since the 1967 war has swept both the Israeli Left and the Right. The Right is dreaming up ever more creative ways to celebrate Israel’s triumph — the culture minister ... Read More



Trump’s Destabilization of the Persian Gulf

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Paul Pillar

by Paul R. Pillar That “Arab NATO” didn’t last very long, did it? The break with Qatar by some of its Arab brethren, including its nearest neighbors, is impressively comprehensive, involving a breach of diplomatic relations ... Read More



Will Qatar’s Crisis Become Turkey’s Too?

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Giorgio Cafiero The crisis unfolding in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is bad news for a host of countries around the world with vested interests in all six Arab Gulf monarchies. Turkey certainly sees the ... Read More

North Korea


Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Guest

by Rajan Menon Defense Secretary James Mattis remarked recently that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” No kidding. “Tragic” doesn’t even begin to describe the horrors that would flow from ... Read More



A Last Chance for Peace for Afghanistan?

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Fatemeh Aman

by Fatemeh Aman The Taliban is gaining more power, and Afghans are demanding more security from their government. The price of leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban would be enormous, and the stakes are much higher now ... Read More



Russia and the Qatar Crisis

Published on June 8th, 2017 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz According to some U.S. government officials, Russia has played a key role in the recent breakdown of relations between Qatar on the one hand and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and their ... Read More

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