Spinning the Iranian protests

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by James M. Dorsey In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what they wish for. Not only are the protests unlikely to spark the kind of change either… Continue Reading  

From Asia to the Mideast, Trump Is Isolating the U.S.

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by Donald Kirk President Donald Trump is plunging deeper and deeper into the cold depths of foreign policy issues from the Middle East to Asia.

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

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by Emile Nakhleh President Trump’s new National Security Strategy and the negative reaction his announcement on Jerusalem has generated in the UN Security Council and General Assembly do not bode well for America’s relations with friendly Arab countries and the… Continue Reading  

Erdogan’s New Focus on Jerusalem

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by Giorgio Cafiero U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has unleashed widespread rage across the Muslim world. One of the numerous consequences has been heightened tension in Turkish-Israeli relations, historically a pro-Western alliance that… Continue Reading  

The Peace Process Is Dead: Thanks, Obama

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by Mitchell Plitnick As the curtain drops on 2017, it drops too on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as we have known it. At the age of 24, that process has finally died, with none other than President Donald Trump pulling… Continue Reading