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Reading Tea Leaves in the Adelson Primary

Published on February 9th, 2016 | by Eli Clifton

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib What Republican contender will Sheldon Adelson, and potentially his tens of millions of dollars, end up backing this election cycle? So far, the GOP megadonor has avoided revealing his top ... Read More



Why Did Rouhani Visit Italy?

Published on February 9th, 2016 | by Guest

by Cinzia Bianco and Giorgio Cafiero When Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani visited Rome last month, Italian and Iranian officials and businessmen signed $22 billion worth of deals in sectors ranging from energy to infrastructure, steel, and ... Read More



Kurds, Turkey, and Syria

Published on February 9th, 2016 | by Guest

by Robert Olson In this piece I want to address further the topic of the situation of the Kurds as embedded in the evolving geopolitics of the Middle East, especially Turkey... Read More



Hill Update on Iran and Israeli Settlements

Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Guest

by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past few months, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now ... Read More



A View from the Past on America’s Global Mission

Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins I have just read for the first time President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address to the nation. I hope that readers who are familiar with the wisdom it contains will appreciate the reminders ... Read More



Silencing Critics of Israel

Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby Israel doesn’t accept criticism. In fact, whether from friend or foe, even mild criticism is viewed as an existential threat prompting Israeli officials to unleash a torrent of abuse in an effort ... Read More



The Leader Our Foreign Policy Deserves

Published on February 7th, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer It’s often said that, in democracies, we get the leaders that we deserve. In the current slugfest masquerading as a presidential race, it looks as though we’re getting the leader that our foreign ... Read More

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