How Congress Can Aid Nuclear Talks With Iran

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by Kelsey Davenport In two months Iran could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb, according to Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 8. In isolation, this number sounds alarming, but… Continue Reading  

Irony Overload: WSJ’s Rivkin & Casey Want to Wage Lawfare Against Russia

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by Jim Lobe I suppose this is something to be welcomed, but David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee Casey — who spent a good part of the George W. Bush administration offering legalistic defenses in the National Review and on… Continue Reading  

Assad and the Palestinians

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by Sam Badger and Giorgio Cafiero* The three-year old Syrian crisis presents dire dilemmas for Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and in refugee camps across the Middle East. Given Syria’s traditional role as a sponsor of Palestinian resistance… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Middle East Scorecard

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by Robert E. Hunter Viewed from the aerie of the Oval Office, US policy in the Middle East is much more pluses than minuses, and there is much to commend that view. President Barack Obama has successfully navigated the Ship… Continue Reading  

Libya Struggles To Rebound With Little Success

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by Wayne White Oil markets received seemingly good news earlier this week: several closed Libyan export terminals would reopen. Yet not only is Libya still beset by a host of crippling problems, even opening the oil taps a bit more… Continue Reading