JINSA Split on Iran Deal, Urges U.S. Support If Israelis Attack

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by Jim Lobe In its latest report on Iran’s nuclear program, the Iran task force of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) admits that it is divided over the value of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), the… Continue Reading  

Thinking About Iran By Remembering South Africa

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by Shervin Malekzadeh The death of Nelson Mandela last December at the age of 95 brought forth an outpouring of prepared grief and remembrances worldwide. Here in the United States, leaders and politicians of all stripes stepped forward to the cameras,… Continue Reading  

The Two Faces of Empire

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Melville Knew Them, We Still Live With Them by Greg Grandin via Tom Dispatch A captain ready to drive himself and all around him to ruin in the hunt for a white whale. It’s a well-known story, and over the years,… Continue Reading  

The Arab World Has Changed; So Should Washington

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by Emile Nakhleh As the Egyptian revolution against Mubarak celebrates its third anniversary, the military junta under General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is resurrecting dictatorship under the veneer of “constitutional” legitimacy and on the pretense of fighting “terrorism.” Syria is still… Continue Reading  

Top Israel Lobby Group Loses Battle on Iran, But War Not Over

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Eight years ago, Stephen Rosen, then a top official at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and well-known around Washington for his aggressiveness, hawkish views, and political smarts, was asked by Jeffrey Goldberg… Continue Reading