Gulf Crisis Expands into the Horn of Africa

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by James M. Dorsey The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn, a region pockmarked by foreign military bases that straddles key Indian Ocean trade… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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By Eitay Mack  The Netanyahu government was silent in January when the Trump Administration omitted any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Netanyahu government was silent in July when Trump chose to be the… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iranism in the Trump Administration

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by Paul R. Pillar One of the most direct indications of Donald Trump’s failure, or refusal, to understand issues involving Iran is his tweeted declaration this week that the Iranians “should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S.… Continue Reading  

Keeping America Safe: From the Vulnerable

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by Rana Allam Donald Trump is indeed fulfilling his campaign promises, regardless of how controversial, inhumane or outright ridiculous. His first four executive orders (EO), all controversial, have sparked outrage from civil and human rights advocates. Another EO would suspend… Continue Reading  

A New Chapter in U.S.-Sudan Relations?

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by Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner U.S.-Sudan relations have ranged from outright hostility to limited diplomatic engagement since Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir ascended to power in 1989, yet the Obama administration spent the past two years seeking to improve bilateral relations.… Continue Reading