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Yes, Virginia, David Brooks is a Neo-Con

Published on April 20th, 2009 | by Jim Lobe

Unlike his friend and former New York Times columnist, Bill Kristol, David Brooks consistently writes very well, often chooses interesting issues to write about, and is sometimes very insightful in a pop-sociological sort of way. Like ... Read More


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Wild for Wilders

Published on April 14th, 2009 | by Eli Clifton

A Guest Post by Eli Clifton: Far-right Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders continues to make regular appearances in the United States despite his—and a number of his American sponsors’—links to the controversial Flemish nationalist party Vlaams Belang ... Read More


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Stephen Walt on Pressing Netanyahu

Published on April 12th, 2009 | by Jim Lobe

Harvard Professor and Realist thinker Stephen Walt looks at eight ways by which the Obama administration, if it wishes, could exert pressure on Israel for concessions on the Palestinian track and the many other “wedge” issues ... Read More


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A Questionable Appointment for Near East

Published on April 8th, 2009 | by Jim Lobe

The White House formally announced the nomination of Jeffrey Feltman to serve as the next Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, an appointment that raises new questions about whether the Obama administration’s rhetoric of ... Read More


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Interview with Chas Freeman

Published on April 1st, 2009 | by Jim Lobe

I had the opportunity to interview Amb. Charles “Chas” Freeman late last week, and below are excerpts that are somewhat longer than what IPS ran Wednesday. Appointed two months ago by the Director of National Intelligence ... Read More


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The End of a Beautiful Friendship

Published on March 16th, 2009 | by Eli Clifton

A guest post by Eli Clifton: Last week’s firing of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) president William Weidner by CEO Sheldon Adelson marks the end of a relationship which spanned the business and political worlds. Weidner served ... Read More


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Freeman’s Statement

Published on March 10th, 2009 | by Jim Lobe

If you haven’t seen it already, here is Chas Freeman’s statement on the withdrawal of his appointment as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC): To all who supported me or gave me words of encouragement ... Read More


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