The US-Russian Cold-Shoulder War


by Robert E. Hunter …we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September…Russia’s disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also… Continue Reading  

Political Prisoners: A Strong Voice in Iranian Politics


by Mohammad Ali Kadivar In a historic letter to President Barack Obama, 55 Iranian political prisoners describe the effect of the crippling sanctions regime on the Iranian people and plead for a new approach to the nuclear issue. They write: Mr.… Continue Reading  

USAF Chief of Staff’s “Secret” Visit to Israel?

CSAF visits Team Schriever

by Marsha B. Cohen At least two Israeli news sources reported on Thursday that Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, chief of staff of the US Air Force, recently wrapped up a one week visit to Israel where he was hosted… Continue Reading  

Indictment of Iran for ’94 Terror Bombing Relied on MEK


by Gareth Porter via IPS News Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his 2006 warrant for the arrest of top Iranian officials in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 on the claims of representatives of… Continue Reading  

The Politics of AIPAC’s Anti-Iran-Diplomacy Letters


by Marsha B. Cohen Mitch McConnell did it, Harry Reid didn’t. Elizabeth Warren did it, Bernie Sanders didn’t. Al Franken did it, Tom Coburn didn’t. I’m referring to the signing of the latest letter, crafted by the American Israel Public… Continue Reading