Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a Potentially Far Larger Conflagration
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Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a Potentially Far Larger Conflagration

An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and others may seek to destabilize the country by instigating unrest among its ethnic minorities. With competing claims…

The Brouhaha Over China’s Haifa Deal Highlights Israel’s “Deep State” Divisions
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The Brouhaha Over China’s Haifa Deal Highlights Israel’s “Deep State” Divisions

China will soon operate the Israeli port of Haifa if everything goes according to plan. Haaretz reported on a conference late last month in Israel where the former navy chief of staff and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Shaul Horev warned about China’s forthcoming management of the strategic port of Haifa. The deal was agreed…

US Nuclear Safety: A Critical Problem That Has Largely Been Kept Out of the Public Eye
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US Nuclear Safety: A Critical Problem That Has Largely Been Kept Out of the Public Eye

The issue of nuclear safety has been a hot topic in the second half of 2018. It has just been discussed in detail at the 62nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference in Geneva, which was held Sept. 17-21. The international conference on “The Security of Radioactive Material: The Way Forward for Prevention and Detection,” which is scheduled for…

Palestine: the Testbed for Trump’s Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order
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Palestine: the Testbed for Trump’s Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order

Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or “deal of the century”, the Trump administration hopes to solve problems…