More Women Protest by Removing their Hijabs

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by Aida Ghajar The trial of Narges Hosseini, one of Iran’s “Revolution Women,” began on the morning of Saturday, February 24. Hosseini has been charged with “encouraging immorality or prostitution,” “failing to observe hijab” and “flagrant commitment of a forbidden act.”… Continue Reading  

Trump: Cherry-Picking International Law

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by Derek Davison In drafting a resolution seeking to condemn Iran for its role in Yemen’s ongoing civil war, the United States—along with its UN Security Council allies Britain and France—seems to have cherry-picked information from a UN report that… Continue Reading  

Costs of the Clenched Fist

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by Paul R. Pillar In his first inaugural address, one of President Barack Obama’s messages to America’s adversaries was that “we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”  A few years later, the unclenching of… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Program and International Law

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by Peter Jenkins Anyone who took an interest in the diplomatic twists and turns that finally resulted in last year’s Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) are likely to enjoy Iran’s Nuclear Program and International… Continue Reading  

Congress Needs to Press the Pentagon, Saudi Arabia on Abuses in Yemen War

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by Belkis Wille On August 9, one day after the Pentagon notified Congress of its intention to sell $1.2 billion in weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led coalition resumed airstrikes on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, after peace talks that began… Continue Reading