Saudi Arabia and Obama: Time to Reset Relations

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by Emile Nakhleh President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes in the midst of a changing kingdom with a different outlook on its regional role and its relations with the United States. The US-Saudi relationship is becoming less “special,” which is… Continue Reading  

A Radical Win-Win Solution for Syria

Bolivian Army 2nd Lt. Mauricio Vidangos stands guard at the entry control point of an Observation Point during training, Oct. 21, 2002. The purpose of the training is to prepare for the Field Training Exercise portion of Cabanas 2002 Chile, held in Fuerte Lautaro, Chile. Cabanas 2002 Chile is a multinational combined readiness training exercise centered around peacekeeping operational tasks. This exercise provides an opportunity for over 1,300 military and civilian personnel from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States to increase their state of readiness in combined multinational peacekeeping operations and a forum to encourage human rights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JoAnn S. Makinano) (Released)

by Don Kraus The perspectives of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Barack Obama on Syria are so different, you have to wonder if they are living on the same planet.

Why Did We Invade Iraq?


by Charles Davis  I was 18 years old and as dumb as an 18-year-old, and even I knew we were invading Iraq for no good reason and that thousands of good people were going to die awful deaths because of… Continue Reading  

Gates: Israeli Strike On Iran ‘May End Up In A Much Larger Middle East Conflict’

via Think Progress The former Secretary of Defense to the George W. Bush and Obama administrations Robert Gates said in an interview on CBS aired this morning that getting Iran to give up any potential ambitions to nuclear weapons was the… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu: Jerusalem’s Status To Be Decided ‘After A Negotiation’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted yesterday in an interview with PBS that he could be open to negotiating the status of Jerusalem, a perpetual sticking point in the currently stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.… Continue Reading