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Withdraw US Support From Saudi Arabia

After five years of bloody, inconclusive war, Saudi Arabia declared a ceasefire in Yemen. Although hailed as a possible breakthrough for peace, Riyadh’s de facto admission of defeat did not stop the fighting. Moreover, even an effective…

Iran Is Not Ours To ‘Steer’

The Edelman/Takeyh article on Iran had so many bad ideas in it that it will take a second post to respond properly to some of the rest. One of the sillier claims that they make is that regime collapse won’t cause Iran to become a failed…

Regime Change Is Wrong

ric Edeleman and Ray Takeyh dispense with the usual hawkish smokescreens and evasions and call for regime change in Iran: “Regime change” is a toxic phrase in Washington. It conjures up images of the Iraq war, with the United States…

Five Things You Can’t Know About Israel And Its Lobby

Since 9/11 Israel and its lobby have been hard at work narrowing U.S. policy options toward Iran down to military confrontation. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia is also in the narrowing business. After…

Poverty Growing in Rural Communities

Headlines about the decline in the poverty rate don’t capture the full story told by recently released county-level data. A new analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals what the overall rate misses: a third of American counties…