Top Jewish Non-Profit Heads Leading Iran Sanctions Call

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by Marsha B. Cohen The Forward recently released its annual list of top-earning heads of Jewish non-profit organizations and the results of an independent analysis revealing not only that they earned more than the top leadership of non-Jewish nonprofits, but that several… Continue Reading  

Kirk-Menendez-Schumer Wag the Dog Act of 2014

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by Jim Lobe Copies of the bill that Sens. Kirk, Menendez, and Schumer hope to introduce in the Senate this week — presumably to be pressed for passage after the Christmas/New Year recess — are circulating today around Washington, and,… Continue Reading  

Securing the Persian Gulf: Diplomacy, Not Arms

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by Robert E. Hunter Since the conclusion of the Interim Agreement between Iran and 6 world powers in Geneva, Washington has taken pains to reassure friends and allies in the Persian Gulf that it will not be fooled by the… Continue Reading  

US Should Empower its Partner in Iran: Report

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by Jasmin Ramsey A member of Iran’s parliament today criticized the Rouhani government for transferring the nuclear negotiating file from the Supreme National Security Council to the Foreign Ministry because he believes FM Mohammad Javad Zarif sold Iran short on… Continue Reading  

Beyond Syria: Collateral Damage and New Alliances

Photo: Under a striking, overcast sky, a long line of women wait to register with UNHCR in the Lebanese town of Arsal.

by Wayne White The reverberations of the desperate war inside Syria have increasingly radiated outward. In addition to the massive Syrian refugee exodus, Lebanon and Iraq in particular have been impacted adversely by heightened instability and violence. Yet actions associated… Continue Reading