Can Washington Meet Iran’s Deepest Challenge—to US Hegemony in the Middle East?

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Persian Gulf (Dec. 3, 2005) Ð The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation through the waters of the Persian Gulf with the Spanish Navy frigate Alvaro de Bazan (F101) and the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during Alvaro de BazanÕs departure from Carrier Strike Group Two (CSG-2). CSG-2 is currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Matthew Bash (RELEASED)

by Graham E. Fuller Comments abound on Obama’s achievement in reaching an agreement with Iran on nuclear issues. For a predictable minority it’s not an achievement at all but a terrible setback. Most criticism focuses on the challenge of possible… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Is Not Going Away

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by Jasmin Ramsey Almost 1,000 Egyptians have died, according to the official count, since Aug. 14 when Egypt’s armed forces began clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood-led protests against the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. That number well exceeds the… Continue Reading  

Egypt — the Calm or the Storm?

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by Henry Precht When General Amr Ibn al-As captured Egypt for Islam in 640, he sent this message to his commander: I give you Egypt, its fields are ever green, its Nile is ever flowing and its people are the… Continue Reading  

Hugo Chavez: The Last Anti-Imperialist?

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by Daniel Luban The death of Hugo Chavez has triggered a predictably dizzying amount of commentary, and I’ll leave it to the experts to evaluate his complicated legacy in Venezuela and in Latin America more broadly. The accusations of “totalitarianism”… Continue Reading