An Inauguration — into What?


by Graham E. Fuller With the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States,  it’s hard to know where first to focus attention. Rage and righteous indignation on all sides are mounting. There is more than… Continue Reading  

The Problem with Israel’s Heroism Addiction


by Natasha Roth “A nation without heroes is a house without doors.” So says the grotesque, dictatorial general in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Autumn of the Patriarch,” after affording equal posthumous honors to several army officers who die in quick succession,… Continue Reading  

Jake Sullivan’s Five Hard Questions for Trump’s Mideast Policy


by Jim Lobe On January 11, the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) presented its 87th Capitol Hill Conference on the future of U.S. Middle East policy under the Trump administration. Speakers included Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s senior foreign policy advisor… Continue Reading  

Can Europe Save The Iran Deal?


by Reza Marashi It’s no secret that many of President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers favor killing the Iran nuclear deal. But to hear Europe tell it, they will not blindly follow suit. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini recently said Europe… Continue Reading  

Obama the Time Traveler


by John Feffer For Obama supporters, the last eight years have been a victory of wise leadership over the forces of darkness in Congress and the world at large. For critics of the outgoing president, Obama could do no right… Continue Reading