The Disappearing Prince of Darkness


by Jim Lobe Where is Richard Perle? His virtually total absence from the Iran nuclear debate over the past two years was perhaps one of the most remarkable features of the whole controversy. Ubiquitous in the major media in the… Continue Reading  

Can Washington Meet Iran’s Deepest Challenge—to US Hegemony in the Middle East?

Persian Gulf (Dec. 3, 2005) Ð The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation through the waters of the Persian Gulf with the Spanish Navy frigate Alvaro de Bazan (F101) and the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during Alvaro de BazanÕs departure from Carrier Strike Group Two (CSG-2). CSG-2 is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Matthew Bash (RELEASED)

by Graham E. Fuller Comments abound on Obama’s achievement in reaching an agreement with Iran on nuclear issues. For a predictable minority it’s not an achievement at all but a terrible setback. Most criticism focuses on the challenge of possible… Continue Reading  

Haftar Factor Might Derail Libyan Peace Process

Bernardino Leon

by Wayne White Ex-Qadhafi General Khalifa Haftar looms ever larger in Libyan politics. The prospects for meaningful talks between Libya’s two rival governments had become more promising leading up to a session planned for today. Nonetheless, ongoing strife has disrupted… Continue Reading  

Tracking Libya’s Progressive Collapse


by Wayne White Libya’s chaos and violence may seem like a continuum of painful replays. However, as the situation festers, the risk of extremist elements gaining a more dangerous foothold and broader freedom of action increases. Indeed, since the beginning… Continue Reading  

Algeria: The Land that Time Forgot?


by Wayne White When I first walked the streets of Algiers back in 1975, the city was decked out in banners heralding a visit from North Korean tyrant Kim Il Sung. Algeria’s foreign policy radicalism of those days shifted to… Continue Reading