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Protected: Outside of the Box: Israeli Options to Attack Iran

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Obama’s Deal with Congress: Who Wins?

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Summary: Recent domestic developments in the United States and Iran appear to represent setbacks for supporters of the nuclear negotiations. However, while the compromises and challenges are real, the concessions agreed upon actually benefit the President more than Congress and strengthen his hand. Russian efforts to derail a deal without appearing to are also proving […]

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Outside the Box: How Likely Is An Israeli Attack On Iran?

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Executive Summary: A conjunction of events opens a window of opportunity for Israel to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The framework agreement reached in Switzerland between the 5+1 nations and Iran is vehemently opposed by the Israeli government, which wants what it considers a more permanent solution to the problem. Republican legislators in […]

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Peace with Iran … for now

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On Friday, negotiators in Geneva reached an agreement to limit and improve the monitoring of Iran’s nuclear program in return for the continuation of that program for peaceful purposes and the lifting of economic sanctions[1]. What exactly was agreed? The Washington Post provides an excellent summary of the agreement: This is not a perfect agreement, […]

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Outside the Box: The Four State Solution

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Three weeks into Operation Protective Edge and no progress has been made. There have been a number of truces and ceasefires negotiated or declared, all of which have collapsed almost immediately. Through Sunday, 46 Israelis have died – 43 soldiers and 3 civilians – along with 1,014 Palestinians. The majority of cease are civilians (832) […]

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Bye Bye Bashar

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For over a year, the regime of Bashar al-Assad has clung to power in Syria through a policy of naked force and repression.  Mr. Assad has shown himself capable of ordering the most ruthless acts of violence against his own citizens. He has not hesitated to send tanks and aircraft to bomb neighborhoods, using snipers […]

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John Adams

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