Grievance Against Governance in Iran

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by Ali Reza Eshraghi Now that the wave of recent protests that swept across Iran is over, let us be humble. There was much disagreement about the causes of the protests, but let us admit we were united in amazement:… Continue Reading  

Worsening Relations between Iran and Afghanistan?

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by Fatemeh Aman According to The New York Times, Iran is sending weapons on helicopters to help the Taliban destabilize Afghanistan. Iran is sabotaging Afghan markets to promote Iranian goods, stealing Afghanistan’s water, attempting to bomb Afghan dams, and even… Continue Reading  

Averting a World of Failed States and Resource Wars

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by Michael Klare At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held.  Officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) of… Continue Reading  

Think California’s Drought Is Bad? Try Palestine’s

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by Laith Shakir California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a water “state of emergency.” Ordinary Californians are bearing the brunt of this disaster. While the… Continue Reading  

The Forgotten Key To Israel-Palestine: Water

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by Mitchell Plitnick There was a real diplomatic blowup in the Knesset last week, when Naftali Bennett led a walkout of the chamber by his HaBayit HaYehudi party during a speech by European Union Parliamentary President Martin Schulz. The comment… Continue Reading