Iraq Invades the United States

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And Other Headlines from an Upside Down History of the U.S. Military and the World  by Eduardo Galeano via Top Dispatch The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books).]  The… Continue Reading  

Egypt Growing More Ominous by the Day

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by Wayne White Taking in the sweep of the jarring events in Egypt over the past month more broadly, it seems all concerned should brace themselves for an ongoing crisis. Regardless of whether many in the Muslim Brotherhood eventually resign… Continue Reading  

Still Seeking Strategy

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by Robert E. Hunter For Secretary of State John Kerry, the good news this past week is that he has finally got Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to agree to talk directly about peace. The bad news is… Continue Reading  

Rouhani Faces Tests at Home and Abroad

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News The successful campaign of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani may have been built on the persistence of hope among Iranian voters for a better future. It remains to be seen how effectively the moderate cleric… Continue Reading  

The US and the Changing Middle East

President Barack Obama sits in the Oval Office on his first day in office, Jan. 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

by Charles Naas President Barak Obama is currently besieged on his Middle East policy — or lack thereof — by both liberals and conservatives. The noise of the critics is not unusual. In the last couple of decades there has rarely… Continue Reading