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Category: Foreign Policy

The AIPAC Collapse

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 13, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Pew) The lobby is reeling. Reports from Capitol Hill reveal that AIPAC’s big lobbying day for war with Syria changed no votes. Not one. Meanwhile two of its closest allies, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Henry Waxman changed their position on bombing from “yes” to undecided. Another, Rep. Alan Grayson, is the leader of […]

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Between Haiti and a Hard Place

by Emily Schwartz Greco | Sep 12, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Wikipedia) Americans are optimistic sorts. That makes it hard to fathom Haiti’s grim circumstances, even though the country is just 700 miles from Miami. This article was originally published in OtherWords and appears here by way of special arrangement. Business there is controlled by a handful of elite repressive families, the infrastructure doesn’t support […]

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Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?

by Jim Naureckas | Sep 12, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: AP via Mint Press News) Let’s compare a couple of accounts of the mass deaths apparently caused by chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21. One account comes from the U.S. government (8/30/13), introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry. The other was published by a Minnesota-based news site called […]

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I May Be Wrong About AIPAC

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 11, 2013 | Foreign Policy

Unless AIPAC improves its game, I may need to revise my view that it owns U.S. foreign policy on the Middle East, which it accomplished long ago by buying the US Congress. The perception of weakness leads to more weakness. Its ineptitude on Syria, combined with the clear evidence that the Congressmen who they bought […]

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Moscow Deal: Winners and Losers

by Helena Cobban | Sep 10, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Reuters) As of now, the Moscow deal looks like win-win-win for everyone with legitimate interests in the Syria situation. Winners First of all and most importantly, it is a win for the vast majority of the Syrian people—those who are desperate for an end to the conflict and want nothing more than to go […]

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