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Mideast Peace Talks Get New Lease on Life

Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Six months of United States diplomatic efforts have finally restarted talks between Israelis and Palestinians, yet pessimism about their potential for success persists. On Monday, negotiators from both sides met ... Read More



Positive Signals Between Iran and U.S. Intensifying

Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Within days of the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s new president, both Tehran and Washington appear to be sending positive signals to each other. The latest came Monday in ... Read More

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Now You See Him, Now You Don’t

Published on July 29th, 2013 | by Tom Engelhardt

Living in a One-Superpower World (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)  by Tom Engelhardt via Tom Dispatch He came and he went: that was the joke that circulated in 1979 when 70-year-old former Vice President Nelson ... Read More



Iraq Invades the United States

Published on July 27th, 2013 | by Tom Engelhardt

And Other Headlines from an Upside Down History of the U.S. Military and the World  by Eduardo Galeano via Top Dispatch The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of ... Read More



Egypt Growing More Ominous by the Day

Published on July 25th, 2013 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Taking in the sweep of the jarring events in Egypt over the past month more broadly, it seems all concerned should brace themselves for an ongoing crisis. Regardless of whether many in the ... Read More



Still Seeking Strategy

Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter For Secretary of State John Kerry, the good news this past week is that he has finally got Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to agree to talk directly about peace. ... Read More



Rouhani Faces Tests at Home and Abroad

Published on July 23rd, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News The successful campaign of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani may have been built on the persistence of hope among Iranian voters for a better future. It remains to be seen how ... Read More

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