Both Sides Need to Concede to Get an Iranian Nuclear Deal

Obama-Rouhani

by Paul R. Pillar Early in Diplomacy 101, one learns how international negotiation consists of give-and-take between two or more states, with each side yielding on some points in order to reap the benefit of the other side doing its… Continue Reading  

Muslims and Nationalism—a Different Model

Countries in the Arab League

by Graham E. Fuller In the last blog I talked about four key historical reasons for Muslim resistance to the West—apart from the well-known factors of imperialism, and regular western political and military intervention. There is at least one more… Continue Reading  

Spike in Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in India

India Economic Summit 2008

by Alan Potter Barack Obama recently visited India, where he was received with open arms by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a lavish Republic Day celebration. But with Western countries badly needing to heal their rift with the Muslim… Continue Reading  

Why Is it Specifically Muslims Who are Resisting the West?

Egypt-Muslims

by Graham E. Fuller Many people ask why it appears to be specifically Muslims who are in confrontation with the West today, as compared to other ethnic groups who also bear historical grievances from treatment at the hands of the… Continue Reading  

Middle Eastern Turmoil and the Scaremongering on Iran

Kerry_Zarif_Geneva

by Paul R. Pillar It has not been a smooth month for those who want to keep Iran in pariahdom forever and thus seek to kill any international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions bill that is the deal-killers’… Continue Reading