Post Tagged with: "Iran"

on May 3, 2015 at 9:39 PM / in World

Iran’s Sexual Revolution

By Bailey Palmer With nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States at a possible turning point, quite a lot of attention has been focused on Iran in the past months. The regime, widely seen as radical, volatile, and irrationally militant, is trusted by few and liked by even fewer. The international community has been trying to remove the regime […]

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on April 29, 2015 at 5:48 PM / in World

North and South Yemen: The Marriage That Wasn’t Meant To Be?

By Alexander Boylston In January of this year, a group of Shi’a rebels in Yemen referred to in the West as the “Houthis” marched into the Yemeni capital Sana’a, forcing the current president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to the southern city of Aden and eventually leave the country altogether. These rebels were supposedly fighting to convince President Hadi […]

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on April 24, 2015 at 6:46 PM / in World

Let’s Talk It Out: The U.S. and Israel’s Nuclear Lovers’ Quarrel

By Christian Pedraza  Since its creation in 1948, Israel has been a friend of the United States, and it is currently one of our most important allies in the turbulent Middle East. Although no diplomatic relationship is perfect, the partnership of Israel and the United States has taken significant hits under the administrations of U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli […]

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on March 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM / in World

OPINION: Bibi and the GOP Congress—A Dangerous Union

By Robert Galerstein On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to the U.S. Congress. Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Speaker of the House John Boehner, an unconventional request done without consultation of President Obama. The two heads of state did not meet while Netanyahu was visiting Washington D.C. Despite the White House’s disapproval, Netanyahu delivered a […]

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on February 6, 2015 at 5:45 PM / in World

Will Sanctioning Russia Work?

By William Robinson The Obama administration lauds the use of sanctions as a nonviolent method of correcting aggressive countries’ behaviors. Sanctions keep troops out of harm’s way and keep civilians out of the crossfire of combat. Given these significant virtues, sanctions should be the go-to solution for U.S. policy towards any aggressive country – that is, of course, if sanctions […]

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on March 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM / in World

The Science of Sanctions

By: Max Wallace 4,486.  That’s the number of American soldiers who died while at war in Iraq.  At a cost of 10 years, $2 trillion and almost 4,500 American lives, a third of the “axis of evil” was devastated.  Now, if you ask an average citizen walking the streets of Pleasantville, USA, what the greatest foreign threat to America is, […]

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on January 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM / in World

Teaching an Old Regime New Tricks: The Current Status of the NPT

Is It Alive and Well, In the Process of Dying, Or Dead?  By: Sarah Smith and Megan White On Aug. 6, 1945, the traditional fabric of war and security that had held the international system together for centuries was incinerated. That morning, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, carried out world’s first atomic attack on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days […]

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on January 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM / in World

How To Cripple An Economy In 3652 Days

By: Sarah Smith In opposition to the hushed tones discussing of Israel’s nuclear weapons program, or the uneasy dissertation of Pakistan’s shaky stability, the United States’ fear of a nuclear Iran remains paramount in our foreign policy concerns. The lone theocratic wolf of the Middle East, a nuclear Iran could succumb the region into the pitfalls of religious, ethnic, and […]

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on August 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM / in World

The Great Game- Syria Redux

Reporting from GPR’s Moroccan bureau, Andrew Jarnigan files an effortless and intelligent analysis of Syria in the Middle Eastern context.  By: Andrew Jarnigan Hopes for a smooth and bloodless conclusion to the Arab Spring have long since been buried in the streets and alleys of Syria, where deaths from the civil war have topped 100,000 and more than 1.8 million […]

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on February 4, 2013 at 12:52 AM / in World

Where is the State Department?

By: Jackson Garner In early September 2011, Naghmeh Abedini was living a typical American life. She was involved with her church, took care of her children, and lived in the suburbs. Her path to America was not so typical: she immigrated to the United States from Iran in 2005 facing persecution for her conversion to Christianity from Islam. Before leaving […]

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