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For Iran, Options Are Few and Prospects Are Grim

For Iran, Options Are Few and Prospects Are Grim

by    Gary Grappo

After last week’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, Tehran will need to undertake a sober assessment of its options, which are few, and its prospects, which only get worse. Last week’s attacks on two oil tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz show that for now Tehran is choosing from a very limited playbook Read More

The Democrats Focus on Electability

The Democrats Focus on Electability

by    Peter Isackson

As Joe Biden takes over the role played by Hillary Clinton four years ago, the Democrats and the media, encouraged by polls that show him handily beating Trump, join the remake. But Trump hasn’t lost yet. The US presidential election is nearly a year and a half away, which of course means the campaign has Read More

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

by    Akshata Kapoor

A dismissed case of sexual harassment in Bollywood shows just how behind India is in its journey toward gender equality. The past days have seen a whirlwind of accusations and emotions surrounding the #MeToo movement in India that are truly representative of the abysmal state of women’s rights in the country. On June 13, a Read More

Tories Ready to Stand Up for Trump and Bolton

Tories Ready to Stand Up for Trump and Bolton

by    Peter Isackson

Accusing Jeremy Corbyn of betraying the wise policies of Trump’s US and Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia, Tory headliners redefine the UK’s sense of moral purpose.  As the Iran crisis begins resembling Iraq in 2003 — which not surprisingly resembled Vietnam in 1965 — the UK is toying with its eventual, if not inevitable “duty” Read More

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

by    Elena Sarver

Earlier this year, the Trump administration cut funding to the Organization for American States for protecting reproductive rights. While America’s attention has turned to the restrictive abortion bans across numerous states, the Trump administration has continued its relentless attacks on women’s bodies and the very foundations of women’s rights abroad. Under the guise of foreignRead More

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