News and Analysis (8/26/17)

The US president fails to learn from the mistakes of others, ignoring “the lessons that Mikhail Gorbachev and the USSR took from the conflict almost 30 years ago”:

The mayor and the planning board were satisfied that a mosque would have no significantly different impact that a church on zoning concerns, but under pressure from community bigots the city council said no:

“[A]ttacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts” by the the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in response to the government’s murder of civilians will “likely to set off a new cycle of repression and resistance”:

When this British grocery allowed a Muslim employee to man a station that sells no alcohol, the public response was overwhelmingly favorable:

“The Saudi move isolating Iraq … forced [Iraqi leaders] to increase their reliance on Shiite Iran for security, stability, and economic sustainability”:

The denunciation was general and “did not directly refer to the political and military divisions in the Arab world that have killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more in recent years”:

“Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Mr. Zarif as saying visas for both Iranian and Saudi diplomats to visit their respective embassies and consulates had been issued” as well:

U.S. demands that the Arab world crack down on its extremists ring hypocritical as long as our leaders ignore white terrorists and condone white extremists in America:

“There is no conceivable military alignment that’s going to be able to remove [Asad]”–former United States Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford:

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