The Wrong Messengers for Erdogan


by Jim Lobe One of my great frustrations in watching the neoconservatives for so much time has been the willingness of so many sensible and truly liberal (in the best sense of the world) individuals to give them a legitimacy… Continue Reading  

Iranians Losing Confidence in U.S. Compliance with JCPOA


by Jim Lobe The Iranian public is losing confidence that the United States will abide by the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to the latest in a series of polls undertaken by the Center for… Continue Reading  

Time to Test the Presidential Candidates


by Henry Precht There is a school of political scientists that argues candidates for high office ought to be selected by examination rather than ballot. It’s not a very significant or noisy school, to be sure. But it’s a thesis that bears… Continue Reading  

Trump, Obama, and the Future of American Leadership


by John Feffer He wants to cut back on U.S. military commitments overseas. He calls the Iraq War “one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country.” He promises to make deals with America’s adversaries. He’s… Continue Reading  

In Another Central Asian Security Crisis, Moscow Again Stands Aside


by Joshua Kucera A security crisis in Central Asia has yet again raised questions about the efficacy of Russia’s post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, to maintain peace in the region.