Hill Update: Undermining the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up to and what individual… Continue Reading  

Obama Prioritizes Security over Democracy in Middle East

by Henry Johnson In an impressively detailed report on the president’s budget request for FY2016, experts at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) make it clear that President Obama has prioritized the security of authoritarian regimes in the Middle… Continue Reading  

Obama Gets More Time for Iran Nuclear Deal

by Jim Lobe via IPS News The administration of President Barack Obama appears to have succeeded in preventing Congress from enacting new sanctions against Iran before the next round of nuclear-related talks between the U.S. and other great powers and… Continue Reading  

U.S. Claims No Indefinite Detention at Guantánamo

by Joe Hitchon via IPS News In an unusual public testimony, the U.S. government has publicly stated that no “indefinite detention” is taking place among detainees at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay. “The United States only detains individuals when… Continue Reading  

Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo

via IPS News Human rights groups are denouncing President Barack Obama’s failure to veto a defence bill that will make it far more difficult for him to fulfill his four-year-old pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility this year. Obama… Continue Reading