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Justice For Robert Dean Stethem

Shoshana Bryen
Mohammad Ali Hammadi has been arrested by Greek police. It was only a short story in the Daily Mail of Britain — and barely in the...

Saudi Oil Facility Attacks May Have Come from Iraq

Stephen Bryen
It is growing more certain that the attacks on the Khurais oil field and the Abqaiq oil processing center in Saudi Arabia were launched from southern Iraq and...

Why is the US Training and Equipping the Lebanese Army?

Shoshana Bryen
American security assistance generally is predicated on the principle that a smaller or poorer country that has U.S. equipment and training will be better...

The Shiite Crescent and Regional Disaster

Shoshana Bryen
For decades, the concept of a “Shiite Crescent” anchored by the radical Shiite supremacists in Iran and passing through Iraq, Syria, and Hezb'allah to...

At The Risk Of Further Upsetting Ms. Tlaib

Shoshana Bryen
Rashida Tlaib was in tears over the conditions in which her grandmother lives in the West Bank, and furious that her mother, an American...

The UN General Assembly as an Obstacle to Peace

Ambassador Richard Schifter
At the Bahrain Conference of last June, the United States recommended approval of a program that would invest $ 50 billion in the improvement...

The Green New Deal: Poverty for Everyone

Eric Rozenman
"A liberal is intolerant of other views. He wants to control your thoughts and actions." — President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967. Johnson, the Texas Democrat...

Trump’s Middle East Plan to Undermine the PA

Shoshana Bryen
The Trump administration’s presentation of an economic plan — rather than a political plan — for the Palestinians was generally mocked or dismissed. As...

Arrow – and Israel – in Alaska

Shoshana Bryen
The recent Arrow 3 missile test in Alaska, announced on Sunday, was nearly taken out by a rogue. Not a rogue missile, mind you, but a...

The Non-Coincidence of Russian-Chinese Strategic Cooperation

J.E. Dyer
If you went by Western media coverage, you’d ignore the fact that Iran test-launched a Shahab-3 ballistic missile on, specifically, Wednesday, 24 July 2019, and North...

Antisemitism Avoidance at The Washington Post

Eric Rozenman
When journalists ditch their trade’s “who, what, when, where, why and how” in the third paragraph for “something bigger,” news seekers should see red...

Patiently Squeezing Iran

Shoshana Bryen
What appears to be an oil tanker war brewing in the Red Sea and beyond, including the downing of an Iranian drone by a...

The Bahrain Conference

Ambassador Richard Schifter
Discussions of last week's Bahrain Conference have stressed the point that the Conference was designed to deal only with economic issues.  It was to be followed by a conference...

When the World Starts Today

Shoshana Bryen
For Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, the world must start fresh every day. That would explain her ignorance on Iran. “None of this would be...

The True Status of the Territories

Shoshana Bryen
U.S. policy toward the Middle East swings substantially depending upon the occupant of the Oval Office, but some hoary myths persist year after year....

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