Authoritarian Symps

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by John Feffer In the bad old days of the Cold War, the left and the right used to play a nasty game called “Who’s Your Favorite Dictator?” Right-wing ideologues supported authoritarian leaders like Augusto Pinochet of Chile while left-wing… Continue Reading  

The Desperate Plight of a Declining Superpower

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by Michael Klare Take a look around the world and it’s hard not to conclude that the United States is a superpower in decline. Whether in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East, aspiring powers are flexing their muscles, ignoring Washington’s… Continue Reading  

Can We Continue the Iran Interim Agreement Indefinitely?

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by Ali Gharib Earlier this week, Yishai Schwartz, an associate editor at the legal blog Lawfare, put up a thoughtful post on the Iran nuclear negotiations proposing an alternative to making a nuclear deal with Iran. His proposal?  Briefly stated, it is… Continue Reading  

Iran Review Interview with Jim Lobe

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by Kourosh Ziabari Iran and the group of six world powers have about one month to make history and reach a comprehensive agreement to end the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Officials in Tehran have already indicated that they would… Continue Reading  

Is Saudi Arabia’s Assault on Yemen Just About Curtailing Iran’s influence?

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by Gabriele vom Bruck According to Saudi foreign policy commentator Khalid al-Khalil, “having another Lebanon, another Hizbollah, is out of the question for us. We will not allow it happen no matter the cost.” He was referring to Yemen’s Ansar Allah,… Continue Reading