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Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Although much of the Washington commentariat has...



The EU on the JCPOA: Neither “Fix” nor Nix

by Eldar Mamedov When President Donald Trump announced his decision to...



Trump’s Iran Policy Is More about Rollback than Nukes

by Joshua Landis The renewed US offensive against Iran is not so much about its...

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Arab Wars and Enduring Disarray

Published on October 10th, 2017 | by

by Emile Nakhleh Arab intra-and inter-state wars in the past century have damaged the Arab world, led to entrenched dictatorships and deeper repression. These conflicts have stifled freedoms of thought, innovation, and creativity. They have alienated ...

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Who Gets to Have a State?

Published on October 9th, 2017 | by

by Graham E. Fuller The past two weeks have seen two referendums vote for national self-determination. The Iraqi Kurds voted for independence but the referendum was rejected by the central government in Baghdad. Then Catalans in ...

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Sorry, Democrats: Your NRA Is Spelled AIPAC

Published on October 9th, 2017 | by

by M.J. Rosenberg Congressional Democrats really hate the National Rifle Association and its success in shutting down debate on gun policy through intimidation — from cutting off campaign contributions, to funding opponents, to launching primaries, to ...

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