Revisiting Gaza 2014 and Israel’s Actions

by Mitchell Plitnick It comes as no surprise that Bernie Sanders’ gaffe in his interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News regarding the 2014 clash between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has gotten a… Continue Reading  

Pope Francis—Overturning the Concept of “Just War”

by Graham E. Fuller Pope Francis is on a roll. He has already roiled the waters of western thinking on economics and society by touching on the dangers of western capitalism drifting into socially destructive greed. He has now turned… Continue Reading  

How Sanctions Can Reduce U.S. Leverage: The Case of Iran

by Paul R. Pillar Attention has increased recently to sanctions against Iran and relief from sanctions under the terms of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to limit Iran’s nuclear program. As usual whenever this set… Continue Reading  

Resolving the Karabakh Conflict

by Shireen T. Hunter The problem with frozen conflicts is that they are never actually frozen. They are put in cold storage for a while, and whenever conditions seem propitious or expedient for any of the players they are brought out… Continue Reading  

Opposition to Iran Mounts in Congress

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading