Irony Overload: WSJ’s Rivkin & Casey Want to Wage Lawfare Against Russia

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by Jim Lobe I suppose this is something to be welcomed, but David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee Casey — who spent a good part of the George W. Bush administration offering legalistic defenses in the National Review and on… Continue Reading  

Will Steny Hoyer Kill Deal? Will Mandela Help Sustain It?

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by Jim Lobe It’s possible — although still not probable — that my assessment earlier this week that the Geneva accord was out of the Congressional woods for this year may have been premature. It appears that Democratic Minority Whip… Continue Reading  

Thinking Regionally on Syria

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by Robert E. Hunter Following the US-Russian agreement, the Syrian government’s chemical weapons must now be destroyed. To do this without putting UN employees at impossible risk, the Syrian civil war must also stop. To do that requires a plan… Continue Reading  

Speaking of Abrams, What Did He Know About Genocide in Guatemala?

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by Jim Lobe A Guatemalan court this afternoon found former President Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the indigenous Mayan Ixil population as a result of the counter-insurgency campaign he directed as president from… Continue Reading  

Echoes of Lebanon in Syria

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by Paul Pillar via The National Interest Expressions of angst over Syria have entailed several themes, one of which concerns possible “spread” of the Syrian civil war into nearby states. Lebanon, for reasons of physical and ethnic geography, is most… Continue Reading