How War and Weapons Trading Are Fueling the Global Refugee Crisis

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by William Hartung Few would argue that the world faces a refugee crisis, but not nearly enough is being done to prevent the creation of new refugees or to help those already displaced from their homes. And while statistics can’t… Continue Reading  

A New Security Order Needed in the Persian Gulf

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by Javad Heiran-Nia Late last year in Manama, Bahrain, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Persian Gulf oil monarchies that the United Kingdom’s anti-Iran posture would remain unchanged under her leadership. Iranian “influence fuels instability in the region,” she told… Continue Reading  

Weapons, Warriors, and Fear as the New Order in America

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by William Astore I came of age during America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the U.S. military. In those days, the USSR led the world’s weapons trade, providing arms to the Warsaw Pact… Continue Reading  

Egypt: What Is Done in the Name of Stability

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by Rana Allam Five years ago, during the 18 days of the Egyptian revolution, the US administration was reluctant to take a position and side with the protesters who were calling for democracy and dignity. Egyptians, at the time, wondered… Continue Reading  

Israel Gives Up Little to Get Largest Ever U.S. Arms Deal

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by Seth Binder Despite the tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the United States and Israel have finally signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). After pushing off negotiations until the Iran deal concluded, Netanyahu has “settled”… Continue Reading