Gaza Fallout Weakens Israel, Strengthens Nationalists

By Nadia Hijab via al Shabaka Whenever Middle East tensions rise, observers wonder whether the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt will weather the storm. It is no different this time. Asked at last Friday’s daily briefing if the peace treaty… Continue Reading  

On the Politics of how well Sanctions are Working

The escalating sanctions regime that has been imposed on Iran by the United States and European Union has placed all parties involved in a rather strange position. On the US side, the palpable glee over the dropping value of the… Continue Reading  

Decision to Delist MEK was Multi-faceted

It is probably inaccurate to take the State Department to task in isolation as having made the decision to delist the Mujahadeen-e Khalq (MEK) from the US foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list. State is the cabinet department that must officially announce… Continue Reading  

MEK Delisting Slap in the face for Average Iranians

By Leila Kashefi As everyone knows, since the revolution of 1979, the United States and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) have been BEFs — best enemies forever. While the US occasionally offers its solidarity to the… Continue Reading