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Measuring Violence in a Single Superpower World

Published on March 30th, 2017 | by Guest

by John W. Dower [This essay is adapted from “Measuring Violence,” the first chapter of John Dower’s new book, The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War Two.] On February 17, 1941, almost 10 ... Read More



Reimagining China and Asia

Published on March 29th, 2017 | by Guest

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. This is the second of three lectures on the changing international political, economic, and military environment after the Pax Americana. The first considered changes in the pattern of relations between great ... Read More



Iran’s Upcoming Election and the GCC Nations

Published on March 29th, 2017 | by Guest

by Jesse Schatz Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death on January 8 was a major blow for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s traditionally marginalized reformists and moderates. The former Iranian president’s passing raised many questions about how ... Read More



Assessing the Putin-Rouhani Summit

Published on March 29th, 2017 | by Mark N. Katz

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 ... Read More


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The Party of No, and now an Administration of No

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The abortive attempt to pass Paul Ryan’s bill for tax cuts and partial dismantling of the health care system vividly demonstrated the consequences of trying to govern according to what one is ... Read More

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Elevating Palestinians

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby It was 40 years ago that I co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) and wrote “Palestinians, the Invisible Victims”. I was concerned that in the American mind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had ... Read More



Iran‘s Waiting Game With Trump?

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Eldar Mamedov

by Eldar Mamedov As the Trump administration appears to be taking a tougher line on Iran and the U.S. Congress ponders new hostile actions against the country, several members of the European Parliament visited Tehran in ... Read More

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