On WWI Centenary, Will Congress Repeat the Blunders of Russia and Germany?

by Jim Lobe In just a week, 2014 will dawn upon us, and, as we approach the mid-year mark, the number of op-eds, retrospectives, and documentaries about the Great War that broke out 100 years before, will likely be overwhelming.… Continue Reading  

Moving Beyond the Nuclear Issue

by MohammadHassan Khani Although the Nov. 24 Geneva deal between Iran and the 6 world powers known as the P5+1 was centred around the nuclear issue, its implications go beyond that. It pushed Tehran and Washington one step closer towards… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power

by Jim Lobe via IPS News This week’s introduction by a bipartisan group of 26 senators of a new sanctions bill against Iran could result in the biggest test of the political clout of the Israel lobby here in decades.… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

by Thomas Lippman via IPS News If you are confused or baffled by Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy moves over the past month or so, you are hardly alone. It appears the Saudis themselves don’t know quite what to make of… Continue Reading  

Appeal to Sen. Schumer to Reconsider Support for Iran Sanctions Bill

The following is a letter sent by Gary Sick, the Columbia University professor who served as the Iran expert on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, to Sen. Charles Schumer of his home state, New York,… Continue Reading