Time for Maturity in the White House Attitude to Iran

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by Peter Jenkins The article “The Obama Doctrine” in the April issue of The Atlantic lays bare a striking contrast in the White House’s attitude to two states that pose a challenge to US interests: Iran and China.

The United States and Iran: A Great Rapprochement?

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by Matthew Shannon In 1968, as the world was unravelling at the seams, the historian Bradford Perkins published The Great Rapprochement. The book chronicled the U.S. move away from “Anglophobia” and toward “Anglophilia” during the two decades prior to the… Continue Reading  

The EU’s Emerging Post-Deal Iran Strategy

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by Eldar Mamedov Although the debate in the US on the Iran nuclear deal is heated and ongoing, the EU is quietly forging ahead with its own post-deal Iran strategy. Unlike in the US, there is no need for parliamentary… Continue Reading  

Political Islam and US Policy in 2015

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by Emile Nakhleh This year Arab political Islam will be greatly influenced by US regional policy, as it has been since the Obama administration came into office six years ago. Indeed, as the US standing in the region rose with… Continue Reading  

Report: Engage Iran’s People While Preventing Nuke

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News The U.S. should not only focus on the short-term goal of “suspending or delaying” Iran’s alleged quest for a nuclear weapons capability, but also on “curtailing Iran’s other worrisome activities in the region while… Continue Reading