Iraq’s election: What does it mean for the Iraqi people? | IN 60 SECONDS

The results of the national elections in Iraq were shocking, but they weren’t necessarily surprising. Less than 45 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot. Most didn’t vote at all because they were frustrated with the current crop of leaders who consistently failed to improve their lives. This explains why Muqtada Al-Sadr’s Sairoon Coalition appears […]

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Moment of Opportunity: American Diplomacy in the Middle East & North Africa

Secretary Clinton: Welcome to the State Department. I am delighted to be here to welcome the president as well as our colleagues from the diplomatic corps, Senator Kerry and senior officials from across our government, and especially the many young foreign service and civil servants who are here today. Mr. President, from your first days […]

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Chomsky on Syria: We Must Help Fleeing Refugees & Pursue Diplomatic Settlement

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman in Burlington, Vermont, where we’re continuing our community tour throughout the country. But we go back now to my conversation with linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky, speaking on Monday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AMY GOODMAN: I last interviewed you on April […]

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How does the Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict affect Mideast diplomacy?

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we return to the tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I’m joined by Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Randa Slim of the Middle East institute. And we welcome you both. Randa Slim, to you first, why did the Saudis execute this cleric whom they […]

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Trump Administration Apparently Heading For War As Iran Dumps U S Dollar

Trump Administration Apparently Heading For War As Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar. By Brandon Turbeville While many were hoping against all odds that a Trump administration would live up to some of its campaign rhetoric and begin to back away from imperialistic foreign adventures, it seems those hopes are being dashed by the day as Trump […]

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Unrest in Bahrain: A Model Diplomacy Case Study

Bahrain has been undergoing unrest since the Spring of 2011, when the Arab uprisings spread throughout the Middle East. It was really indigenously rooted, driven by widespread discontent by the majority Shia population, who are frustrated and feel disempowered by the ruling family, which is Sunni, and the Sunni power elite, which dominate the military […]

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