An Acceptable Nuclear Deal With Iran


by Peter Jenkins A new Brookings Institution paper, “Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran,” has rightly attracted considerable attention. The author, Robert Einhorn, has a distinguished record and was Special Adviser for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the State Department from 2009… Continue Reading  

Pro-Regime Talking Heads Spin Bahrain State Department Report


by Emile Nakhleh The State Department’s Inspector General’s report on the US Embassy in Bahrain, which I have been asked to comment on, has generated much reaction, both among the pro-government factions and within the opposition. The opposition fears that a… Continue Reading  

Christie’s Gaffe: Stating the Obvious


by Mitchell Plitnick The absurdity of political campaigns in the United States added another chapter recently when New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the “Republican hajj” to Las Vegas. Ostensibly, he was going to speak to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC),… Continue Reading  

Beyond the Case of Jonathan Pollard


by James A. Russell News that the Obama administration is considering releasing the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as part of an attempt to breath life into the Israel-Palestine peace talks is a sign of negotiations that have become a road… Continue Reading  

Turkey’s Election Results Seem to Validate Erdogan’s Authoritarianism


by Derek Davison After a campaign involving a corruption investigation and nation-wide bans on social media, and an election day marred by deadly violence, Sunday’s municipal elections in Turkey resulted in what appears to have been a clear victory for… Continue Reading