The Destructive U.S.-Backed Campaign in Yemen

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by Paul R. Pillar The killing earlier this week of at least 131 civilians at a wedding party was only the latest and deadliest event in a campaign of airstrikes in Yemen by a foreign coalition led by Saudi Arabia.… Continue Reading  

Iranian Academic Suggests Opening for Changing Iran’s Role in the Middle East

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by Derek Davison The nature of Iran’s role in the Middle East has recently been a popular discussion topic among Washington policymakers as they considered the impact that reduced sanctions against Tehran might have on the region. As part of… Continue Reading  

Nuclear Deal: How Iran Could Enhance Regional Stability

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by Emile Nakhleh Much has been written about the Iran nuclear deal and the threats that a post-sanctions Iran could pose for the region. This fear is primarily driven by Saudi Arabia’s pathological obsession that a resurgent Iran would eclipse… Continue Reading