Obama Seen Unlikely to Sharply Escalate Intervention in Syria

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Despite renewed pressure by hawks in Congress and the media, U.S. President Barack Obama appears determined to avoid sharply escalating U.S. involvement in the ongoing civil war in Syria. While administration officials insist that… Continue Reading  

What to Make of the latest Iranian-Turkish Row

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Turkish-Iranian relations have been rocky since the deepening of the Syrian imbroglio. But the latest row suggests a new low. In no uncertain terms both the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and foreign minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, expressed displeasure with… Continue Reading  

Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya

From the wire: WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) – In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO… Continue Reading