Foreign Policy Luminaries Warn Against New Iran Sanctions


by Jasmin Ramsey In a letter today, a bipartisan group of senior foreign policy luminaries urged senators not to pass new sanctions against Iran, warning that additional sanctions would jeopardize ongoing diplomatic efforts and potentially move the U.S. closer to… Continue Reading  

Iraq: Deeper Crisis—A Consequence of Maliki’s Folly


by Wayne White In their boldest action yet, al-Qaeda linked Sunni Arab extremists seized portions of the large Sunni Arab cities of Fallujah and Ramadi last Monday. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sent in his security forces. Later, Sunni Arab tribal… Continue Reading  

Israeli Leaders Place More Obstacles in Kerry’s Path


by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of State John Kerry was shuttling between Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday, shoring up support for his efforts to find some kind of framework for negotiations that Israel and the Palestinian Authority could both… Continue Reading  

Domestic Issues Challenge Israel, US and the Palestinians


by Mitchell Plitnick As US Secretary of State John Kerry pursues talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, political opportunists on all sides are trying to seize the moment to advance their goals. Kerry emerged from his second day of meetings with… Continue Reading  

47 Senators Take AIPAC’s Word Over U.S. Intel Community


by Jim Lobe The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has published the list of senators who so far have agreed to co-sponsor the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013, aka the Wag the Dog Act of 2014. You’ll… Continue Reading