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    A Second Korean War?

    by Rajan Menon Most people intuitively get it. An American preventive strike to wipe out North Korea’s nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, or a commando raid launched with the same…

    Rare Glimpse into Inner Workings of American Empire in Middle East

    by Edward Hunt In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent U.S. involvement in the Middle East, revealing a number of…

    The Dysfunctional US-Pakistan Alliance

    by Umer Karim and Giorgio Cafiero President Donald Trump began this year accusing Pakistan of lying to the United States. He stated that Washington had foolishly given the South Asian…

    Dealing with Hawaii’s False Alarm

    by Robert E. Hunter The false alarm of a nuclear attack on Hawaii this past Sunday has been dismissed as human error. In response, the Trump administration has sought to…

    The New Strategy—Good Enough?

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Stanford University “Remarks on the Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria” depict a major improvement in the American approach to the crisis in…

    Chechen and North Caucasian Militants in Syria

    One of the most heavily-discussed groupings of foreign fighters in Syria are those from Chechnya and the North Caucasus. Coming from a region embroiled in two decades of insurgency against…

    The Right Way to Support Human Rights in Iran

    by Eldar Mamedov When the protests erupted in Iran during the West’s holiday season, not a few folks hoped that the US and the EU would bridge their recent differences…

    Israel: On the Way to a Theocratic State

    by Israel Rafalovich Israel is facing a rise in the influence of ultra-orthodox Jews. Their effort to impose their strictly conservative worldview has led to growing tensions with the country’s…

    Remember Those Protests in Iran?

    by Paul R. Pillar Accountability in policy debate in the United States is sorely lacking. One reason is the casual use of hypothetical alternative histories and of related assertions that…

    A Foreign Policy of Sticks and Stones

    by John Feffer The United States has never invaded Norway. It has never bombed Oslo. It has never rounded up Norwegians and thrown them in Guantanamo. Perhaps some U.S. diplomats…

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