Iran Legislation: Winners and Losers


by Lara Friedman Editor’s note: As we have done recently, we are posting excerpts of the latest Legislative Round-Up of the week by Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now. Readers of this blog will be particularly interested in the… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s U.S. Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll


by Jim Lobe While U.S. public sentiment toward Israel has remained relatively stable, favorability ratings for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have declined sharply over the past six weeks, and particularly since his controversial speech before Congress March 3, according to… Continue Reading  

Chas Freeman on Reorganizing U.S. Policies in the Middle East

George W. Bush declaring "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq in 2003

Responding to Failure by Chas Freeman I want to speak with you today about the Middle East. This is the region where Africa, Asia, and Europe come together. It is also the part of the world where we have been… Continue Reading  

The Real Subject of Netanyahu’s Congressional Spectacle (It Isn’t Nukes)


by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu will talk next week, as he has innumerable times before, about how an Iranian nuclear weapon is supposedly an extremely grave and imminent (he has been saying for years that it is just around… Continue Reading  

Three (Encouraging) Cases of Disastrous Political Overreach


by Graham E. Fuller There is a saying in classical Chinese: wu ji bi fan: When things reach extremes they must reverse course. That isn’t always true of course. But every once in a while, just when things seem to… Continue Reading