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    The MEK and the Bankrupt U.S. Policy on Iran

    by Paul R. Pillar Among the many indicators of misdirection in the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran, one of the clearest is the fondness for the cult-cum-terrorist group known as…

    Iran Sanctions: How Deep Will They Bite?

    by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani For anyone watching the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League final, hosted in Tehran’s Azadi stadium on Saturday, the only disappointment was the nil-nil score that denied…

    The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations

    by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Energy relations form one of the main pillars of Iranian-Pakistani relations. In 1990, increased domestic demand for natural gas led Pakistan to begin negotiations to export…

    Listen to the Governor of Okinawa

    by Alexis Dudden The East China Sea seems to have disappeared. Not literally of course, yet only a few years ago around the centennial commemorations of the beginning of World…

    Saudi Arabia Braces for Tougher Post-Election U.S. Attitude

    by James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a potentially more strained relationship with the United States in the wake of Democrats gaining control of the House of…

    Iran Sanctions Herald Energy Trouble for Caucasus Nations

    by David O’Byrne The resumption of wide-ranging American sanctions on Iran promises economic uncertainty for the Islamic Republic’s neighbors in the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Washington’s goal of reducing…

    Regime Resurgence Endangers Local Aid Community

    When pro-government forces recaptured the southwestern rebel stronghold of Daraa province in July, Muhammad Sabsabi’s colleagues tried to bury their pasts. Some tried to flee. Many simply went underground. SyriaSource…

    Lawyer’s Memoir Dissects Flaws in Investigation of Argentina Terror Attack

    by Mike LaSusa Nearly a quarter-century after a bomb blast at a Buenos Aires Jewish community center killed dozens and injured hundreds more, the worst terrorist attack in Argentina’s history…

    Putin to Trump: Thanks for Helping Make Russia Great Again!

    by Najmedin Meshkati Greetings from Moscow, dear Donald! It was nice seeing you in Helsinki. I loved our tag-team in the news conference: it was fun! Also, thanks for backing me…

    What Do the Midterms Mean for U.S. Mideast Policy?

    by Mitchell Plitnick There are still a few races to be decided, but the overall results of the 2018 midterms are clear. The hoped-for “blue wave” turned out to be…

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