The Rise of Eurasia

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by James M. Dorsey Asian players are proving to be conceptually and bureaucratically better positioned in the 21st century’s Great Game that involves tectonic geopolitical shifts with the emergence of what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes terms the fusion… Continue Reading  

Defund Islamophobia Now

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by Donna Nevel While a commitment to standing with the Muslim community against Islamophobia is as important as ever, words are meaningless if not backed up in real ways that reflect this commitment. That means definitively opposing all forms of… Continue Reading  

The winners and losers of the U.S.’s latest Iran sanctions

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This week saw the furthering of draconian legislation against Iran that may end up benefiting U.S. adversaries more than hurting Iran’s government. On Wednesday the House of Representatives passed the Iran Threat Reductions Act (H.R. 1905) and President Obama is… Continue Reading  

Bid for Sanctioning Iran’s Central Bank Gaining Steam Among U.S. lawmakers

While well-known U.S. hawks and neoconservatives are pushing for military strikes against Iran in response to the alleged “Iranian plot”, the Obama administration has been attempting to rally support from other countries for further punitive measures against Iran, such as… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Iran Strategy On Sanctions Mirrors Run-Up To Iraq War Tactics

Posted with the permission of Think Progress The decision of more than 90 U.S. senators to press President Obama for Iraq-style sanctions on Iran flew in the face of what some observers warned could be the beginning of a stress… Continue Reading