Focus on the Political in Yemen

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by Alireza Ahmadi Despite meager progress in United Nations-led negotiations between the warring sides in Yemen, a cessation of hostilities, never mind a durable peace, is not likely to follow soon. After all, political barriers still stand. As Chatham House’s… Continue Reading  

Egypt Blacks Out Coverage of Sisi’s 60 Minutes Interview

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by Joe Stork CBS’s flagship news program 60 Minutes provocatively promoted its interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.” After CBS recorded the interview, Egypt’s ambassador to the United States as… Continue Reading  

Bolton Counters Syria Withdrawal, Hires Iran Hawk

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by Ben Armbruster National Security Advisor John Bolton is bringing reinforcements into the White House to bolster his push for war with Iran, just weeks after Donald Trump announced U.S. troops will be leaving Syria. Iran hawks were furious with… Continue Reading  

Trump: Lurching towards a New Foreign Policy?

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by Graham Fuller If the rise of strong new powers like China poses a challenge to the older US-dominated geopolitical order, what about about the converse? The challenge to the international order created by a declining and erratic great power… Continue Reading  

The IDF Doesn’t Investigate Palestinian Deaths — It Whitewashes Them

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by Hagai El-Ad A little over a year ago, on the last day of October 2017, Muhammad Musa and his sister Latifah drove to Ramallah to run some errands. Shortly after the two filmed a short selfie video during the ride, soldiers opened… Continue Reading