Stratfor looks at Iraq, the Center of a Regional Power Struggle

Summary: Nothing shows the magnitude of our failure in Iraq as its transformation from foe to friend of Iran. More than an ally, Iran has become powerful in Iraq's internal politics. Neither Iraq's rulers nor its neighbors are happy with this, and now they push back. Stratfor seems optimistic about their odds of success. Color … Continue reading Stratfor looks at Iraq, the Center of a Regional Power Struggle

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Stratfor describes the Middle East – after the Iran deal

Summary: What lies in the future of the Middle East once the specter of an nuclear-armed Iran disappears (said tobe imminent every year since 1984)? Not peace, unfortunately. Stratfor describes what to expect in the next chapter of this misgoverned region. Aftershocks of the Iran Deal: Why Middle Eastern Conflicts Will Escalate Stratfor, 28 August … Continue reading Stratfor describes the Middle East – after the Iran deal

Stratfor: The Middle East Recalibrates After the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Summary: The six world powers and Iran have come to an agreement about the curbing of Iran's nuclear program. But it would be a mistake to assume that this agreement will result in an immediate, or even short-term, decrease in violence or competition among the Middle East's strongest powers. In fact, the opposite will be … Continue reading Stratfor: The Middle East Recalibrates After the Nuclear Deal with Iran

For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace

Summary:  To understand the dynamics and stakes of the Iran deal we should look at our past, rather than conservatives' confident warnings about the future. The peace we've enjoyed for decades results in part from 50+ years of arms control treaties -- all strenuously fought by the Right. We can learn much from their false … Continue reading For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace