How to Save Iraq: Weighing the Options

How to Save Iraq: Weighing the Options

As violence continues to escalate within Iraq, the US and its allies, as well as regional powers, are facing the pressure to take action in order to de-escalate and stabilize the troubled country.  The news is inundated with policy experts advocating every degree of intervention from boots on the ground to complete passivity.

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Fraudulent Elections in the Middle East: A History

Fraudulent Elections in the Middle East: A History

Until governments are able to hold elections that honor political diversity and freedom of expression, many groups within these societies will remain frustrated, disenfranchised and disempowered, which poses a threat to the economic and social development of these nations. In light of recent "democratic" elections in Egypt, Algeria, and Syria, let’s take a look at the Middle East’s long history of fraudulent elections. 

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In Palestinian Union, Deep Divisions Arise

In Palestinian Union, Deep Divisions Arise

On June 2nd, 2014, a new Palestinian unity government was sworn into office. This step in the recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation process has many Israelis worried about the role of Hamas in future Palestinian leadership. While the US State Department has formally agreed to work with this new unity government, there are important challenges and concerns that need to be addressed.

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