Syria: More Mayhem With No End in Sight


by Wayne White With the boost from the chemical weapons deal now in the rear view mirror, the chilling picture of the brutal daily slugging match in Syria has remerged. The Assad regime’s offensive against rebel forces grinds on, but… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal Gains Traction Despite Dissent

Iran and the P5+1 signed the interim deal on Iran's nuclear program on Nov. 24, 2013.

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Despite strenuous objections by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and mostly Republican lawmakers here, the new accord between the Iran and the U.S. and five other major powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme appears to… Continue Reading  

Devil in the Details; Angel in the “Big Picture”


by Robert E. Hunter The devil is in the details. This cliché is already being invoked regarding the deal concluded this past weekend between Iran and the so-called P5+1 – the permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany,… Continue Reading  

Barack: Where Have You Been?


by James A. Russell Wow. This is what we were expecting from a guy that ran for president as a transformational figure but has left so many of us disappointed as he declined to dive into the scrum to get the… Continue Reading  

First Iran Nuclear Deal Tidbits


by Jasmin Ramsey We have reached an agreement. — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 24, 2013 Geneva — It’s hard to believe that less than 24 hours ago Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced through Twitter that a deal over Iran’s… Continue Reading