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Criticize Israel At Your Own Risk

Published on September 8th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick I’d like to pose a question. Do you believe that someone who writes the following letter should be forced out of his position as chaplain at an Ivy League university... Read More



Obama’s Burden and Rhetorical Asymmetry

Published on September 8th, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul Pillar President Obama has been having a rough summer, reflected in poll numbers that are as low as they have been during his presidency. Clearly a concatenation of developments overseas that appear to most Americans ... Read More



Iran: IAEA Report Casts a Shadow Over a Fair Prospect

Published on September 7th, 2014 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued its latest quarterly report on Iran. The IAEA Board will consider the Sept. 5 report during the week of Sept. 15. Much initial comment has ... Read More



How America Made ISIS

Published on September 6th, 2014 | by Tom Engelhardt

Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours  by Tom Engelhardt Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now.  After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make ... Read More



Iran’s Nuclear Future

Published on September 5th, 2014 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins Sir Richard Dalton, British ambassador to Iran from 2002-06, and I have co-authored a paper for the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) on Iran’s Nuclear Future. Below is an edited transcript ... Read More


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US Airstrikes Won’t Eradicate ISIS

Published on September 4th, 2014 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh Millions of words have been written about the rise, conquests, and savagery of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria. Both have declared an “Islamic State” in ... Read More

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