AIPAC Spent $14.5 Million on TV Ads during Iran Deal Debate

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by Eli Clifton In the aftermath of Senate Republicans’ failed efforts to derail the plan agreed on in July to limit Iran’s nuclear program, responsibility has fallen on AIPAC for its inability to persuade a meaningful number of Senate Democrats… Continue Reading  

The Value of Reading Propaganda

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by Graham E. Fuller All countries do it—promoting their own societies in ideal terms in order to influence others. The US devotes a huge amount of time and money to selling its self-image and a view of the world as… Continue Reading  

What Happens if Turkey’s Next Election Is Still Inconclusive?

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by Derek Davison On November 1, Turks will head back to the polls to redo their country’s inconclusive June elections. That vote stripped Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of the parliamentary majority it had held since 2002 (the… Continue Reading  

The United States and Iran: A Great Rapprochement?

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by Matthew Shannon In 1968, as the world was unravelling at the seams, the historian Bradford Perkins published The Great Rapprochement. The book chronicled the U.S. move away from “Anglophobia” and toward “Anglophilia” during the two decades prior to the… Continue Reading  

Talking to Assad: A Brush with Absurdity

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by Emile Nakhleh The recent infusion of Russian weapons and other military materiel into Syria has gotten the chattering class in Washington in a tizzy. “Inside-the-Beltway “ policy experts, as a chorus, are now calling for the US and other… Continue Reading