The Two Amigos and the Middle East

John McCain, Lindsey Graham

by Paul Pillar via The National Interest Lindsey Graham and John McCain, the two-thirds of the Three Amigos who are still in the U.S. Senate since the departure of Joe Lieberman, contributed to the opinion pages of the Washington Post this weekend a… Continue Reading  

FDD, “Neoconservative,” and the New York Times

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by Jim Lobe Anyone who has followed the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) knows it’s a neoconservative organization whose central purpose since its founding in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 has less to do with democracy than with promoting the… Continue Reading  

Some of Adelson’s Favorite Beneficiaries


by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Following on David’s post about Sheldon Adelson’s nuclear strategy for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, it might be useful to recall some of the casino magnate’s favorite Israel-related organizational beneficiaries. Perhaps they should be… Continue Reading  

Israelis, Saudis Just Getting Started in Opposing U.S.-Iran Detente

Bibi and Kerry

by Mitchell Plitnick The trick to finding an agreement between the P5+1 world powers and Iran has become clear: keep Israel and Saudi Arabia out of the room. (But don’t expect them to be happy about it.)

The End of the Beginning


by Robert E. Hunter The talks between Iran and the “P5+1” countries last week bring to mind Winston Churchill’s 1942 description of World War II: “It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end… Continue Reading