A Short-Sighted US Strategy In Egypt

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by Mitchell Plitnick It’s time to ask some tough questions about US policy regarding Egypt. The most pressing being what that policy is, exactly? I agreed with the easily assailable decision by the Obama administration to refrain from labelling the… Continue Reading  

Ex-Envoy’s Account Clarifies Iran’s 2003 Nuclear Decision

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by Gareth Porter via IPS News Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons programme that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by U.S.… Continue Reading  

Mideast Peace Talks Get New Lease on Life

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by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Six months of United States diplomatic efforts have finally restarted talks between Israelis and Palestinians, yet pessimism about their potential for success persists. On Monday, negotiators from both sides met in Washington for the… Continue Reading  

Positive Signals Between Iran and U.S. Intensifying

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Within days of the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s new president, both Tehran and Washington appear to be sending positive signals to each other. The latest came Monday in a flurry of reports… Continue Reading  

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t

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Living in a One-Superpower World (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)  by Tom Engelhardt via Tom Dispatch He came and he went: that was the joke that circulated in 1979 when 70-year-old former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had a heart… Continue Reading