New Einhorn Report on Final Iran Deal Focuses Debate


by Jim Lobe Robert Einhorn, who served as the State Department’s special advisor on non-proliferation and arms control under President Barack Obama until less than a year ago, has issued an important report, “Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran: Requirements for a… Continue Reading  

U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa


by Nick Turse* The numbers tell the story: 10 exercises, 55 operations, 481 security cooperation activities. For years, the U.S. military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are small scale. Its public affairs personnel and commanders have repeatedly claimed no more… Continue Reading  

The Right-Wing Israeli Battle for Bibiton


by Paul Mutter The “Sheldon Primary” is how casino mogul Sheldon Adelson showcases his political clout in the United States. As Jim Lobe reports, Israel was the main issue on the table for the line of Republican hopefuls who came… Continue Reading  

Syria: Grim Realities and Short Memories


by Wayne White The remorseless death toll and Assad regime gains in Syria have generated intense criticism in Washington of US policy toward the country. Other observers have also taken up this meme, often claiming the regime would have fallen… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Death Sentences Test U.S. Resolve


by Emile Nakhleh The summary mass trial and conviction of 529 Egyptians to death this week is yet another example of Egypt’s descent into lawlessness and blatant miscarriage of justice. The rushed decision showed no respect for the most basic… Continue Reading