Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern for Iranian Lives

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by Eli Clifton As the protests across Iran reach the one-week point, Iran hawks are using their echo chamber to claim concern for the wellbeing of Iranian protesters and pushing the Trump administration and policymakers to publicly state their support… Continue Reading  

A Peace Plan for Syria—and for Kurds?

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by Robert Olson James Dobbins, Philip Gordon, and Jeffery Martini, ranking members of Rand Corporation and former State Department officials, have authored another study advocating polices that the U.S. should pursue to obtain some kind of peace in Syria. Given the… Continue Reading  

Washington-Riyadh Chill: The Sequel

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by Thomas W. Lippman After three months on the road, I returned to work on the eve of President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia to discover that in my absence the decades-long strategic partnership between the kingdom and the United… Continue Reading  

Putting Out the Syrian Fire

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by Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer As war between President Bashar al-Assad and various rebel forces raged across Syria, as the Obama administration and the CIA armed rebel factions of their liking while continuing an air campaign against the militants… Continue Reading