Profiting From Iranophobia?

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by Jim Lobe Eli has a new blog post on The Nation’s website today that provides additional details about the curious — one is tempted to say incestuous — relationship between the staff of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and the corporate… Continue Reading  

Wanted: Reliable Iraqi Partners for the US

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by Wayne White An old military dictum still applies: no determined enemy can be stopped by air power alone. Following President Obama’s statement last night that he has authorized US air strikes in Iraq, much will depend on whether the… Continue Reading  

Islamic State on the Move With Baghdad Still Gridlocked

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by Wayne White Forces of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, have lunged toward two strategic dams earlier this month, one in the north and the other west of Baghdad. The northern offensive drove Kurdish forces from areas they… Continue Reading  

When Negotiating With Iran, Mind the Russians

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by François Nicoullaud Defining the size of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program has become a major sticking point in the negotiations between Iran and world powers expected to resume next month. The scale of this enrichment program, however, greatly relies upon undecided… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Economy After One Year of Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected to office largely on his promise to lift the economy out if its deepest recession since the Iran-Iraq war. One year later, evidence of a recovery is hard to find, but… Continue Reading