Chris Toensing

Chris Toensing is editor of Middle East Report, published by the Middle East Research and Information Project. www.merip.org

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Have Yourself Some Anti-Refugee Hysteria
As holiday shoppers empty their wallets to buy presents for family and friends, there’s been an outbreak of miserliness among our politicians — directed at some of the world’s most helpless people. At least 30 Republican governors, and one Democrat, are vowing to bar Syrian refugees from their...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
We Can — and Should — Do More to Help Syrian Refugees
Imagine that 58 million Americans were streaming into Canada and Mexico, many with only a small satchel and the clothes on their backs. Picture another 102 million residents of the Eastern seaboard seeking refuge with relatives in the Midwest and West. That terrifying mental exercise gives a sense...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Yemen Is Starving, and We’re Partly to Blame
Twenty million people in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, are at risk of dying from hunger or thirst. That’s 80 percent of the country’s population , which according to UN agencies badly needs emergency supplies of food and water, along with fuel and medicine. This almost unimaginable...
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Friday, November 07, 2014
Burying the Hatchet with Iran
Don’t tell anyone, but the United States and Iran are getting closer — perhaps closer than ever — to letting go of 35 years of enmity. No, Washington and Tehran aren’t going to be BFFs or anything. But they do share a common interest in rolling back the so-called Islamic State, whose well-armed...
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Washington's Physics Problem in Iraq
The Joint Chiefs of Staff, says its chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, has a "physics problem."
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