Post Tagged with: "iran"

by / on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm / in Opinion, World

Iran Needs Feminist Sanctions

These “smart” sanctions have, in fact, done much to starve the very people they were supposed to protect.

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm / in Opinion, World

Don’t Worry Yet

Despite changing governance in the region, the United States will uphold its policies of the past three decades so long as it continues offering aid to the Egyptian military and the military respects its peace treaty with Israel.

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by / on July 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Opinion, World

Nuclear Disarmament is Still a Good Idea

The crux of Waltz’s argument is that “power begs to be balanced.” He suggests that “Israel’s nuclear monopoly has long fueled instability in the Middle East.” I’m no fan of Israeli nukes, but I don’t think the warheads are the primary source of Israeli unpopularity.

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by / on June 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm / in Opinion, World

Starting to Listen

Iran’s reaction to these talks has, time and again, proven that it is not what we are proposing that bothers them. What bothers them is that we are proposing anything at all.

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by / on June 4, 2012 at 2:46 am / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

P5 + 1 Meetings Accomplish Little

The discursive frameworks that the P5+1 talks are predicated on do not bode well for future negotiations. The West is a veritable echo chamber of calls for regime change in Iran and its actions to date demonstrate that it does not consider Iran an equal partner.

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by / on April 18, 2012 at 7:44 am / in Opinion, World

Desert in Bloom: Momentous Changes Sweeping the Middle East

It has long since become cliché to wax poetic about the momentous changes that are now sweeping the Middle East.

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion, World

Living On a Thin Line

The United States and the other members of the P5+1 group (the permanent five members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) are entering “last chance” negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program in Istanbul this week.

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by / on March 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm / in Opinion, World

Desert in Bloom: Shenouda, Sectarianism, and the Future

Over the weekend, Coptic Christians all over the world mourned the death of their Church’s leader, known as Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria.

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by / on February 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: George Stephanopoulos

On Tuesday afternoon, TV journalist, political analyst, and best-selling author George Stephanopoulos participated in a question and answer session at Columbia University.

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by / on February 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm / in Opinion, World

Desert in Bloom: The Tangled Web We Weave

The facile idea of a pure dichotomy of America and Israel against its enemies is too simplistic. Recalibrating this perspective is even more urgent now that its power is being applied to drive Israel and Iran toward a potentially disastrous war.

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