Bolton and Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court

by Rebecca Gordon Events just fly by in the ever-accelerating rush of Trump Time, so it’s easy enough to miss important ones in the chaos. Paul Manafort is sentenced twice and indicted a third time! Whoosh! Gone! The Senate agrees… Continue Reading  

Can Greening Afghanistan Help End the War?

by Austin Bodetti A solution to the war in Afghanistan has eluded American presidents of both political parties as well as generations of Afghan policymakers. Now that Taliban negotiators are discussing a political settlement to the conflict with American diplomats… Continue Reading  

The IAEA’s Diligent Investigation of Iran’s “Atomic Archive”

by Mark Fitzpatrick The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is “working diligently” to pursue the voluminous documents that Israel last year obtained about Iran’s past nuclear-weapons-development efforts. So said US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security… Continue Reading  

Interview with Mearsheimer

by Roberto Vivaldelli John J. Mearsheimer is one of the most important and influential international relations scholars in the world. Last September, he published The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities (Yale Press University), which generated a great debate… Continue Reading  

Do Not Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Occupied Golan

by Imad K. Harb The Trump administration has just indirectly announced that it does not consider the Golan Heights to be Israeli-occupied territory. That announcement came in the annual human rights report of the US Department of State which called… Continue Reading