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    Returning to Mass Graves in Raqqa

    Since this story was first reported in April 2018, further updates have come out on Raqqa’s mass graves, highlighting the challenges of collecting bodies and identifying missing people. This is…

    Can a GCC Reconciliation Summit at Camp David Succeed?

    by Gregory Aftandilian After sporadic but unsuccessful attempts by Washington since the summer of 2017 to end the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis, the Trump Administration is now contemplating inviting…

    Veteran Left-Wing Journalist And Peace Activist Uri Avnery Dies At 94

    by +972 Magazine Uri Avnery, one of Israel’s most prominent journalists and a seminal peace activist who was among the first Israelis to advocate for a sovereign Palestinian state, died in…

    The War Piece to End All War Pieces

    by Tom Engelhardt Fair warning. Stop reading right now if you want, because I’m going to repeat myself. What choice do I have, since my subject is the Afghan War…

    On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons?

    by Trita Parsi Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement of the creation of a new Iran Action Group at the White House–almost exactly on the anniversary of the CIA-led coup…

    Judiciary’s Intensifying Crackdown on Defense Attorneys in Iran Must End

    by Center for Human Rights in Iran An intensifying state crackdown on human rights defenders in Iran, in which the authorities have denied attorneys the ability to represent their clients…

    What About Israel’s Airport Mistreatment of Arab Americans?

    by James J. Zogby This past week The New York Times ran an article, “Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar,” focusing on the airport harassment received by…

    Donald Trump: Gunrunner for Hire

    by William Hartung American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons…

    Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to be Nuclear Capable?

    by Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad…

    The Best of All Possible Worlds?

    by John Feffer Candide is the first and most amusing example of the powerlessness of positive thinking. In this 18th century novel by Voltaire, the naïf Candide suffers one misfortunate after another…

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