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Straining to be Anti-Iran

Published on April 23rd, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration is bending over backward to be, and to sound, hostile and confrontational toward Iran.  This effort to flaunt a role for itself as a dedicated enemy of Iran has ... Read More



Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Published on April 22nd, 2017 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the ... Read More



How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Guest

by Danny Sjursen Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ... Read More



Trump: The Hunger President

Published on April 20th, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. The quote comes from Stalin. The policy comes from Donald Trump. Trump famously changed his policy on Syria after seeing photographs of ... Read More



Trump’s Muddled Military Messaging

Published on April 20th, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s miscommunication about the whereabouts of a naval strike force that includes the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson underscores the emptiness of the administration’s tough-sounding but vague rhetoric about putting states “on ... Read More

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