Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working: Access Debates No Cause for Alarm

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by Mark Fitzpatrick It was entirely proper for United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to visit the Vienna headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 23 August to encourage robust verification of the 2015 Iran… Continue Reading  

The Racism Heard Round the World

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by John Feffer On race relations, the United States has slipped into the same category as Burundi and Iraq. After the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month — and the outrage generated by President Trump’s response — the United Nations… Continue Reading  

The Strategic Thinking behind North Korea’s Missile Gambit

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by Christopher Green North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan early on Monday morning was certainly irresponsible. But for Pyongyang, it was more of a carefully calculated risk than a reckless gamble. It is the latest step in a… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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By Eitay Mack  The Netanyahu government was silent in January when the Trump Administration omitted any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Netanyahu government was silent in July when Trump chose to be the… Continue Reading  

It’s Time to Leave Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Grant Haefke, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller qualified Tactical Air Control Party Airman assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Iron Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) walk to an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter before leaving Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 23, 2015.  Haefke and the Soldiers supported a NATO Resolute Support Train Advise Assist Command-Air mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)

by Robert E. Hunter President Barack Obama took several months, and his direct personal engagement throughout that period, to decide that the United States should remain militarily engaged in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump took far less time, was far less… Continue Reading