North Korea: The Costs of War, Calculated

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by John Feffer Donald Trump is contemplating wars that would dwarf anything that his immediate predecessors ever considered. He has dropped the mother of all bombs in Afghanistan, and he’s considering the mother of all wars in the Middle East.… Continue Reading  

U.S. To Boost Saudi Nuclear Power Development

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by Thomas W. Lippman  Almost a decade has passed since President George W.  Bush promised that the United States would help Saudi Arabia develop commercial nuclear energy plants. When he visited Riyadh in May 2008, he pledged to sign a… Continue Reading  

Renewed Uncertainty for the JCPOA

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by Derek Davison With relatively little fanfare, an important deadline passed by on December 12: the 60-day window during which Congress could have reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. That window had been opened on October 13 when President Donald Trump—under… Continue Reading  

NYT’s Argentina Op-Ed Fails to Disclose Authors’ Financial Conflict of Interest

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by Eli Clifton On Tuesday, Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, two executives at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), took to the op-ed pages of The New York Times to celebrate last week’s announcement that Argentina’s former president,… Continue Reading  

Europe, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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by Hagai El-Ad  European foreign ministers attending Prime Minister Netanyahu’s breakfast in Brussels this Monday may find their thoughts wandering, as the guest of honor once again speaks of Iran, self-indulgent whining of “double standards,” and “the only democracy in the… Continue Reading