DILEMMAS FACED BY US FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
FEAR OF THE ISIS
There are two countries that fear more than others the spread of the ISIS, their military conquests and their destabilizing effect: Lebanon and Jordan. This is due in part to the presence of extremists and terrorists on their territory. Lebanon is a country that has always coped with institutional instability and which is, at least in part, used to facing risky social, political and military...
COUNTER-NEGOTIATIONS ON THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM:
THREATS AND RACE TO ARMS
While on one hand international diplomacy debates over the usefulness of a deal over Iran's nuclear programme, weighing the pros and the cons of an agreement, on the other hand the negotiations have taken a different twist, one that is not generally associated with the cocoon-like atmosphere of a gathering of diplomats. The tone of the counter-negotiations has been one of menaces and threats
In fact, as soon as the first deal between Iran and the rest of the world, based on a series of guidelines to be approved in the coming weeks, was reached, a news war broke out...