Post Tagged with: "Iran"

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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on January 22, 2013 at 3:29 PM / in World

The Hagel Choice

By: Andrew Jarnagin America is stretched thin. It is weary of war after the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, anxious from staring down Iran in what could become another hot conflict, and hopeless given its inability to quell the growth of extremism in Pakistan, Yemen, and Mali – and all of this amidst a “pivot to Asia.” In addition, the […]

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on October 10, 2012 at 5:08 AM / in World

Much Ado About Sanctions

By: Andrew Jarnagin This week in Iran, protestors clashed with riot police in frustration over the falling value of the Iranian currency, the rial. The rial has lost a third of its value in just a week, and more than 80 percent in the past year. The slide is due, in large part, to Western economic sanctions against the country, […]

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on February 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM / in World

Why Liberal Democracy Can Succeed in Egypt

By: Lauren Anderson Like many Americans, the sights of a jubilant Tahrir Square amid last year’s Arab Spring movement spurred within me an undeniable sense of pride and hope for the Egyptian people. And as a student of international affairs, having studied the seemingly obscure odds of a comparable event ever occurring in North Africa, the scene was utterly remarkable. […]

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