Tracking Libya’s Progressive Collapse

by Wayne White Libya’s chaos and violence may seem like a continuum of painful replays. However, as the situation festers, the risk of extremist elements gaining a more dangerous foothold and broader freedom of action increases. Indeed, since the beginning… Continue Reading  

Why Israel Opposes A Final Nuclear Deal with Iran and What to Do About It

by Robert E. Hunter November 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear program. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned. But… Continue Reading  

Libya’s Spillover Effect

by Wayne White Libya remains broken and violent. Secular forces made gains against Muslim extremists in Benghazi recently, but the advantage has shifted from side to side since early this year. And two rival governments vying for power amidst a… Continue Reading  

Sinai: Egyptian Maneuvering and Risky US Choices

by Wayne White Last week, Jasmin Ramsey pointed out how problematic the recent US decision to deliver attack helicopters to Egypt is in terms of US human rights policy. The move also portrays the US as actively taking sides in… Continue Reading  

U.S. Suspends More Military Aid to Egypt, Arousing Scepticism

by Jim Lobe via IPS News The administration of President Barack Obama announced Wednesday it was freezing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Egyptian military pending “credible progress” toward a return to democratic rule.