From “New World Order” to “No World Order”

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by John Feffer George H.W. Bush made a bold pronouncement on September 11, 1990. Even though Iraq had recently invaded Kuwait and the collapse of the Soviet Union was still more than a year away, Bush proclaimed the imminent dawn… Continue Reading  

Putin’s Revenge: Regime Change in Washington DC

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by Gordon Adams As the stories about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election begin to swell, it seems possible that Vladimir Putin may have succeeded in the U.S. where the U.S. failed in Moscow: regime change in the adversary… Continue Reading  

Lessons from America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East

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by Chas W. Freeman Twenty-six years ago, when the elder President Bush asked me to be his ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he assured me that “nothing much ever happens in Arabia.”  That had been the case for quite a while. … Continue Reading  

A Surprising Advocate of Engagement with Iran

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by Jim Lobe While Majority Leader McConnell tries to delay the inevitable and AIPAC’s current favorite cat’s paw, Ben Cardin, tries to persuade half a dozen wobbly Democrats to join his effort to “strengthen” (read “sabotage”) the Joint Comprehensive Program… Continue Reading  

Obama needs a Game-Changer on Iran

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This was one of the most memorable lines from Barack Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention: “…the greatest risk we can take is to try the same, old politics with the same, old players and expect a… Continue Reading