Turkey: Gezi Spirit Not Easily Subdued

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by Dorian Jones A year after challenging Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s iron grip on power, Turkey’s anti-government Gezi-Park protest movement continues to inspires some, and worry others. The mass rallies started on May 31, 2013, after police forcefully… Continue Reading  

Congress and Attempts to Kill the Iran Deal

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by Paul R. Pillar* Those who want permanent pariahdom for Iran and thus oppose any agreement with the government in Tehran keep looking for ways to use the U.S. Congress to sabotage the deal that has been under negotiation in… Continue Reading  

WSJ Editorial Board Toes MEK Line on Iran’s Nuclear Program

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by Eli Clifton* The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages have long served as a welcoming home to pundits toeing a hawkish line on Iran, Iraq and a laundry list of foreign policy challenges facing the United States. Tuesday, the Journal’s editorial board exclusively… Continue Reading  

Iraq Elections: No End to Violence

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by Adil E. Shamoo* The United States withdrew from Iraq in 2012 after nine years of a brutal occupation marked by the imprisonment of over 60,000 people, the death of hundreds of thousands, the torture of prisoners, and the destruction… Continue Reading  

What’s Next for Ukraine?

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by Derek Davison Ukrainians took to the polls May 25 to elect a new president, the chocolate magnate and former foreign minister, Petro Poroshenko. But the election was marred by violence involving pro-Russian separatists in the country’s beleaguered eastern Donbas… Continue Reading