The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Elif Beyza Karaalioglu

The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the Iran nuclear deal — is uncertain. In the absence of US leadership, representatives of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Russia and Iran met on September 1 in Vienna to discuss the accord. The deal, which imposes limitations on Iran’s civilian nuclear enrichment program, was agreed in July 2015 between the Iranians and...

France’s Problem With Freedom of Expression

By Peter Isackson

The French nation has expressed its unqualified horror and revulsion at the brutal assassination of a teacher last Friday by a deluded fanatic convinced he was applying some kind of divinely ordained justice. Any crime directed against a person because of their beliefs or positions on issues of political significance effectively wounds the human collectivity itself. It denies the most basic principles of any human...

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The 2020 US Election Explained

The 2020 US Election Explained

By Atul Singh

With elections due on November 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has busted a plot against Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. An armed militia allegedly planned to abduct and overthrow her. Whitmer had ordered stringent lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that many Michiganders opposed and that...

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Kuwaiti Efforts to Help Stabilize Iraq

Does Online Learning Damage Children’s Brains?

In Conversation With Belarus Opposition Candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Outrages and the Future of Free Speech

The Energy Angle to the UAE-Israel Deal

Does Iran Pose a Threat to the Horn of Africa?

The Liberation of Paris

Insecurity in the Sahel Region

The UAE Gambles by Normalizing Relations With Israel

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Ever since his inauguration in 2017, US President Donald Trump has placed an emphasis on unilateralism and the rejection of international organizations and treaties as the hallmarks of his foreign policy. Trump has assumed an aggressive modus operandi in dealing with US partners worldwide and alienated many allies. He repealed US participation in the UN Human Rights Council, UNESCO, the 2015 Paris...

By Kourosh Ziabari & Stephen Zunes