Foreign Policy

Will Ireland Recognize Palestine?
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Will Ireland Recognize Palestine?

By Juan Cole After Sweden recognized Palestine, the Irish government began considering doing so. On Thursday, the Irish parliament asked Irish Foreign Minister, Eamon Gilmore, questions regarding this plan. Gilmore affirmed that…
The Tunisian Exception
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The Tunisian Exception

By L. Carl Brown What has made Tunisia's transition from authoritarian government, for all its ups and downs, more successful than those of its Arab neighbors? It will soon be four years…
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Politics & Culture

Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition
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Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

By Peter Van Buren via Tomdispatch.com I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably…