The Dangers of Partitioning Iraq

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by Wayne White The spike in discussion about partitioning Iraq into Sunni Arab, Shia and Kurdish states is hardly surprising given the sweeping success of what is now being referred to as the “Islamic State,” the initial collapse of Iraqi… Continue Reading  

US, Obama’s Image Remains Positive Worldwide

President Barack Obama views a replica of the Oval Office at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, April 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

by Jim Lobe While Republicans and other right-wingers claim that President Barack Obama has inflicted unprecedented damage on Washington’s global reputation, a major new global survey suggests that the image of the US remains generally positive.

Congress Ignoring Palestinian Deaths

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by Mitchell Plitnick Sometimes I just cannot begin to imagine what it’s like to be an Arab citizen of the United States, much less a Palestinian one. There are many people with personal connections to Israel and to Gaza who are frightened,… Continue Reading  

Iraq’s Disintegration Would be Contagious and Destabilizing

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by Shireen T. Hunter When the Soviet Union fell in 1991, there was hope that a main barrier to implementing the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter and creating a more law-based international system and order had been removed,… Continue Reading  

Ed Levine Dissects Menendez-Graham Letter

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by Jim Lobe *This article has ben modified. Ed Levine, an arms control specialist who worked for both Republican and Democratic senators for 20 years on the Intelligence Committee and another ten on the Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a detailed and… Continue Reading