Comparative Conflicts: Ukraine and Syria


by Mark N. Katz The conflict in Syria was very much the focus of international diplomacy and attention from the time of its outbreak at the onset of the Arab Spring in 2011 until the beginning of the Ukraine crisis… Continue Reading  

Shifting Goalposts to Kill Diplomacy with Iran


by Ellie Geranmayeh Opponents of diplomacy with Iran aim to kill the nuclear negotiations by shifting the goalposts of the talks from nukes to global nemesis. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered this line of argument in his address to… Continue Reading  

An Agreement That Is Good for Israel, Bad for Netanyahu


by Paul R. Pillar One of the strangest aspects of the frantic crying of alarm over Iran’s nuclear program—with the crying having reached its most publicized peak in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Republican/Likud campaign rally in the House chamber—is that the chief… Continue Reading  

The Incoherence of Bibi’s Sabotage Effort


by Daniel Levy Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu can claim a victory of sorts by having set the agenda and received wall-to-wall coverage for his congressional speech. He also succeeded in making his message rather than the empty seats the story. The… Continue Reading  

Survey Shows Strong Majority Support for Obama Approach on Iran


by Jim Lobe  According to a new poll, a strong majority of the U.S. public supports an agreement that would limit Iran’s enrichment capacity and impose highly intrusive inspections on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions… Continue Reading