Permanent Warfare as Normality

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by Paul R. Pillar The newest issue of Foreign Affairs features the theme of “America’s Forgotten Wars,” with a cover illustration that juxtaposes a carefree scene of Americans enjoying a picnic with that of American soldiers fighting and incurring casualties… Continue Reading  

Syrian Peace Talks Need to Focus on Governance

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by Derek Davison With a second round of international talks on finding an end to Syria’s civil war taking place in Vienna on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed his approach to the negotiations in an address to the… Continue Reading  

Poe’s Financial Ties To MEK May Explain Maryam’s House Testimony

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by Eli Clifton Wednesday’s scheduled congressional hearing on “ISIS: Defining the Enemy” is rapidly shrinking in size. Two key witnesses are refusing to attend due to the invitation to testify that Ted Poe (R-TX), the chairman of the House Foreign… Continue Reading  

Algeria: The Land that Time Forgot?

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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  

Syria: Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Three months after averting a military strike against Syria with a last-minute deal to deprive it of its chemical weapons arsenal, U.S. policy toward the world’s most violent conflict appears increasingly at sea. The… Continue Reading