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The fall of “Regime Change” Doctrine: What to Do With Authoritarian Rulers?

The fall of “Regime Change” Doctrine: What to Do With Authoritarian Rulers?

Whatever the history of the “regime change” doctrine in US foreign policy, it has earned the right to be thoroughly examined. On the one hand, there are regimes that stubbornly impede any modernization and therefore set the conditions for social ...

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The Costs and Benefits of Aiding Iraqi and Syrian Kurds

The Costs and Benefits of Aiding Iraqi and Syrian Kurds

It is rare to find any positive development in Syria. Yet, there are scattered moves that are encouraging, and if developed in the right direction, can bring some inspiring touches to the bleak picture of the situation in both Syria ...

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Iraq, Gaza, Ukraine: US Global Policy Facing Tough Challenges

Iraq, Gaza, Ukraine:  US Global Policy Facing Tough Challenges

The Obama Administration’s decision to use military force in Iraq stirred a wide-ranging debate in the US and the world. For the moment, because Islamic State (IS, also called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL) forces are moving ...

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Cracking Down on Sectarian Hate Propaganda in the Middle East

Cracking Down on Sectarian Hate Propaganda in the Middle East

The spiritual leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, recently placed a series of telephone calls to some leading Shiite clerics in Qom demanding a crackdown on radical satellite television networks that are preaching a message of hate against Sunnis. Nasrallah warned ...

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