Reexamining US Mideast Policy after the Jerusalem Proclamation

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by Robert E. Hunter President Donald Trump’s official proclamation that the US accepts Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, along with preparations to move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv, has predictably upset apple carts across the Middle East… Continue Reading  

Poll: Middle Easterners Want Good Relations with U.S., Russia

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by Derek Davison A new survey from Zogby Research Services (ZRS) finds that large majorities across the Middle East want their governments to get along with both the United States and Russia, despite their hostility toward both countries’ involvement in… Continue Reading  

Washington Does Have a Clear Middle East Policy—It’s Just the Wrong One

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by Graham E. Fuller  Washington media, think tanks, various commentators and now John McCain continue hammering on an old theme— that the US has “no policy towards the Middle East.” This is fake analysis. In fact the US very much… Continue Reading  

Turning Rex T. into T. Rex

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by Robert E. Hunter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest figure in the Trump administration to be featured in the mainstream media, and not in a flattering way. Traditionally, when a cabinet officer falls afoul of the media,… Continue Reading  

Things Fall Apart

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by John Feffer Democracy can be messy. In the northeast corner of Spain this week, democracy was downright chaotic. Catalans went to the polls on Sunday to vote in a referendum on whether to stay in Spain or go their… Continue Reading