The Neocon-Liberal Hawk Convergence is Worse Than I Thought


by Jim Lobe Late last month, I published a post entitled “Hillary’s Foreign Policy: A Liberal-Neoconservative Convergence?” that featured the announcement of a new report by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) to be rolled out May 16.… Continue Reading  

Where is Turkey Headed?


by Robert Olson The recent sacking of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, coupled with recently passed parliamentary bills and laws, confirms that Turkey is headed for one-man dictatorial rule. This rule will not be similar to dictators or regimes that have… Continue Reading  

Sisi’s Egypt: Sliding Toward the Abyss


by Emile Nakhleh The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 passengers and crew in the Mediterranean, presumably due to a terrorist act, is yet another sign of misfortune for Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. If it turns out that the… Continue Reading  

The Future (of a Nuclear Deal)

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by Hooman Majd The NY Times Magazine profile of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the May 8 issue, is a story that seemingly won’t die—albeit among inside Beltway or inside (political) baseball freaks—for those who are instinctively anti-Obama,… Continue Reading  

India Cements Role in Iran with Chabahar Deal


by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty Indian prime minister Narendra Modi made his first-ever visit to Iran on Sunday. It was also the first visit by an Indian head of state since the Iranian nuclear deal last year. Topping Modi’s agenda were… Continue Reading