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Why Iran's Fighter-Jet Ripoff Is Just Fake News

Sebastien Roblin Security, Middle East The bottom line: Iran Is going to have some big problems making its own home-grown fighters. Tehran is keen to produce its own jet fighters—but designing and manufacturing advanced combat jets poses formidable technological challenges difficult for an isolated industrial base to resolve on its own. Show More Summary

How the U.S. Can Win Over China and Silence North Korea

Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Asia Washington needs to start making major concessions (before it's too late). North Korea’s recent ballistic-missile test has triggered new demands in the United States that China pressure Pyongyang to cease its disruptive and provocative behavior. Show More Summary

Get Ready, China: America's Stealth F-22 Has Just Been Deployed to Australia

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia During the exercises, the Raptors will train with Australia’s fleet of F/A-18A/B Hornets.  The U.S. Air Force has deployed a squadron of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to Australia. The goal...Show More Summary

Hundreds form "human wall" in Trump protest

In the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, demonstrators held aloft colorful swatches of cloth and waved to the residents of the neighboring city of El Paso, Texas

China Says It Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, But Evidence Belies Its Claim

Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University The Chinese government has claimed the country no longer harvests organs from prisoners. But recent revelations about two leading Chinese researchers indicate this may not be true. In 2005, China publicly...Show More Summary

We Must Resist Trump, Even In The UK

On Monday 20th February 2017, thousands of people all over the UK will come together as part of a ‘Stop Trump’ national day of action, to demand that the government withdraw the invitation for a Donald Trump state visit. I will be addressing the rally in Parliament Square which starts at 6 pm. Show More Summary

Two-State Solution Is The Only Way Israel Can Avoid Becoming a Discriminatory State

Donald Trump says he will leave it to the Israelis and Palestinians to decide if there will be one state or two in the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. What may appear to be quite accommodating on his part asShow More Summary

At This Rate, Kid Rock Will Be President Soon. What Are His Foreign Policy Views?

Kid Rock is a true “American Bad Ass” who will never back down from a fight. Maybe that's why some Republicans think he should run for Senate.

Odebrecht case: Thousands protest in Panama City

Demonstrators take part in anti-government rally amid growing scandal over bribes paid by Brazilian firm Odebrecht.

Fillon and Macron Better Watch Out: French Left Considers Pact

A left-wing unity ticket could prevent François Fillon or Emmanuel Macron from qualifying for the presidential runoff.

Trump And Netanyahu Aligning On Iran Is A Bad Sign

In the lead up to this week’s meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, multiple reports suggested that one of Netanyahu’s main goals would be pushing Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran, a move that could dangerously escalate already high tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Would America Deploy Troops to Syria If ISIS Is Already in a Death Spiral?

Daniel L. Davis Security, Middle East “The administration should focus on the ultimate objective of defeating ISIS, recognize that the terrorists are being squeezed in a death spiral, and demonstrate strategic patience.” Numerous sources...Show More Summary

Are political ties of S Korean businesses unravelling?

Tech giant Samsung's chief arrested as several of country's big firms implicated in political corruption scandal.

Open Letter to Progressive Jews: The ADL and AJC are not our allies

In an open letter to progressive Jews, Jewish activists says this moment calls for a strong, broad, united front against the Trump administration's agenda but there are groups within the Jewish community that progressives should notShow More Summary

Trump Administration Should Finish Job And Permanently Lift Sudan Sanctions

On his way out of Washington President Barack Obama announced the lifting of economic sanctions against Sudan. The action was long overdue. Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump should complete the process of bringing Khartoum back in from the cold. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir took power in a coup in 1989. Show More Summary

Fordham retaliates against student for protesting SJP ban

Fordham University has issued a disciplinary charge against a student trying to start a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group on campus, demanding a closed-door hearing with the dean who denied the group club status. The student,...Show More Summary

Trump’s dim view of Palestine-Israel

Donald Trump’s seismic departure from decades of stated U.S. intentions in Palestine and Israel naturally begs the question: if not a two-state solution, then what kind of solution does he envision?

‘New York Times’ on Palestinians sounds like it’s opining about ‘Negro Problem’

The New York Times sounds like a newspaper opining about the Negro Problem in the 1950s, says Adam Shatz in the London Review of Books, in its pieties about Israeli choices re Palestinians. And Tom Friedman is even worse.

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