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Diplomacy with Iran: A win-win situation

Mahmood Monshipouri, visiting associate professor, Middle Eastern Studies | November 18, 2014

It is easy to be cynical about diplomacy with Iran, considering the complexities of U.S. domestic politics and the relentless defiance that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani faces from his own domestic hardliners.  We should not allow, however, conservative camps in either country to rock the diplomatic boat, much less sink it. Why? Because sanctions are … Continue reading »

Libya

Michael O'Hare, professor of public policy | February 24, 2011

I don’t have any special expertise about international diplomacy, the culture and history of the Maghreb, or revolutions in general, but something has to be said about what’s happening in Libya. News is scarce but it now seems reasonably certain that the government has unleashed widespread death by air attack, and by invited foreign forces … Continue reading »