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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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America Begins Nation-Building at Home

Published on November 15th, 2012 | by

(Provided Your Home is the Middle East) By Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch A billion dollars from the federal government: that kind of money could go a long way toward revitalizing a country’s aging infrastructure.  It could provide ...

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Yossi Alpher on Israel’s Non-Viable Gaza Strategy

Published on November 14th, 2012 | by

Writing in the Daily Beast’s “Open Zion” former Israeli intelligence operative and strategic expert Yossi Alpher offers his thoughts on Israel’s offensive against Hamas targets (an 11-month old is reportedly among the civilian causalities) in the Gaza Strip today: So why ...

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Legal Expert: IAEA Overstepping Bounds with Iran

Published on November 14th, 2012 | by

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is hosting an online discussion on Iran and International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) compliance standard. Authors include Arms Control Law blogger Daniel Joyner, the Hudson Institute’s Christopher Ford, and Vertic’s executive director, Andreas Persbo. ...

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