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After HIV Spike, Drug Warrior Governor Grants Limited Temporary Needle Exchange – OpEd

By Adam Dick Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday issued an executive order (EO 15-05) declaring a “public health disaster emergency” in Scott County in southeastern Indiana due to an epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the county. The extraordinary measures allowed under the executive order include permitting the Scott County Board of Health […]


Adjusting Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Foreign Policy Towards East Asia – OpEd

By Walter Diamana* For the past decades, Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) engagement with the International community through their foreign policies has been limited. There are few reasons for this, ranging from our failure to implement it or just the fear of running the risk of a loss, to pressures from traditional partners. During […]


Iran Viewpoint: War On Yemen, Washington’s Geopolitical Assurance To Saudi Arabia, Israel – OpEd

By Mahdi Mohammadi* The ongoing war in Yemen will most probably trigger a domino-like set of important geopolitical changes in the Middle East region. In one sense, the forthcoming changes will be continuation of past changes, but in another sense, they can be understood and analyzed independent of the Arab Spring developments and their consequences. […]

Iran's Hassan Rohani
Iran's Hassan Rohani

Iran Viewpoint: Assessing Rohani’s Foreign Policy Agenda – OpEd

By Seyed Jafar Hashemi* One of the most important questions posed by many parties, groups and even ordinary people about the new Iranian administration is “in what direction does the new administration’s foreign policy moves and basically, what goals does it pursue?” To answer this question away from any bias and prejudgment, foreign policy priorities […]