Unpacking some Untruths about Iran

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by Peter Jenkins On October 21, 2016 the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a substantive assessment of Iran’s foreign and defense policies. For the most part this research meets the high standards of accuracy and objectivity that we have come… Continue Reading  

Wayward Airstrike Puts Syrian Ceasefire on Brink

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by Derek Davison A ceasefire that went into effect throughout Syria on September 12 may now be on the verge of collapse. On Saturday, a U.S. airstrike near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor struck Syrian government forces, reportedly killing… Continue Reading  

Passing the Foreign Policy Baton

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by Robert E. Hunter President Barack Obama has 22 weeks left in office. But in practice, his useful mandate will expire on November 9, the day after the presidential election. That does not mean he will be unable to exercise… Continue Reading  

Revisiting Gaza 2014 and Israel’s Actions

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by Mitchell Plitnick It comes as no surprise that Bernie Sanders’ gaffe in his interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News regarding the 2014 clash between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has gotten a… Continue Reading  

Waging Endless War From Vietnam to Syria

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by Greg Grandin In April 2014, ESPN published a photograph of an unlikely duo: Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and former national security adviser and secretary of state Henry Kissinger at the Yankees-Red Sox season opener. In… Continue Reading