Syrian Election Under UN Supervision: How Serious A Prospect?


by Larry Garber With more than 12 million refugees and internally displaced persons, any effort to organize credible Syrian elections that would contribute to resolving the on-going conflict seems an exercise in fantasy. Yet this week, in a presentation to… Continue Reading  

Iran: The Road to War?


by John Feffer The Saudi war in Yemen is really directed at…Iran. Donald Trump’s first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel was specifically targeted at…Iran. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar is actually about…Iran. The escalation of U.S. military actions… Continue Reading  

Assessing the Putin-Rouhani Summit


by Mark N. Katz The successful meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Moscow on March 28 indicates that the two leaders have similar views not just on Syria, but on several other issues. Still,… Continue Reading  

Israel and Russia: A Crisis Brews for Trump


by Mitchell Plitnick On March 16, Israeli planes struck several targets in Syria. Israel said that it had targeted shipments of “advanced weapons” meant for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. These strikes occur from time… Continue Reading  

Obama the Time Traveler


by John Feffer For Obama supporters, the last eight years have been a victory of wise leadership over the forces of darkness in Congress and the world at large. For critics of the outgoing president, Obama could do no right… Continue Reading