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  

Ex-IAEA Chief Warns on Using Unverified Intel to Pressure Iran

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by Gareth Porter In a critique of the handling of the Iran file by the International Atomic Energy Agency, former IAEA Director General Han Blix has called for greater skepticism about the intelligence documents and reports alleging Iranian nuclear weapons… Continue Reading  

Iran Military Option: An Increasingly Daunting Challenge

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by Wayne White Although the Obama administration appears to be currently focused on resisting calls to increase sanctions on Iran while negotiations over its nuclear program are in session, the far more dangerous “military option” is alive and well in… Continue Reading  

Israel: The Silent Stakeholder in Northern Iraq

by Marsha B. Cohen One of the more remarkable aspects of the recent news coverage of Iraq — the Maliki government’s loss of control over the northern region of the country, the deadly confrontations taking place between Iraqi Shia and Sunnis, and the… Continue Reading  

Gary Sick on U.S. government leaks ahead of Iran nuclear talks

On Sunday former U.S. national security advisor and Iran expert Dr. Gary Sick wrote the following about U.S. government leaks to news outlets ahead of expected renewed talks between the P5+1 this month. PBS Frontline’s Tehran Bureau included his commnetary in… Continue Reading