Syrian Election Under UN Supervision: How Serious A Prospect?

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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  

Uniting, Against Trump’s Policies, for Peace

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by Paul R. Pillar When North Korea began the Korean War with an invasion of South Korea in June 1950, the armed response was waged under the flag of the United Nations thanks to the Soviet Union having absented itself… Continue Reading  

Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction

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by Kristine Beckerle Saudi Arabia today attempted to sell its changes to the full blockade on all Yemen land, air, and sea ports as concrete humanitarian progress today. They aren’t.

Trump Slams Iran Deal at UN: What Next?

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by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump gave his first address to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, and he lived up to his billing. Trump used a forum for diplomacy to threaten to annihilate an entire country, and to denounce an… Continue Reading  

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Way Forward?

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by Emile Nakhleh Jared Kushner’s visit to the Middle East in search of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, like so many previous missions, is futile and will likely fail. Other than his Jewish heritage and kinship to his father-in-law,… Continue Reading