John Bolton: The Essential Profile

by Mitchell Plitnick After weeks of rumors, President Donald Trump today replaced National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton. Many foreign policy analysts and advocates immediately expressed deep concern and dismay at Bolton’s appointment.

For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

Lindsey Graham Blames Iran For 9/11 Attacks

by Eli Clifton Over the past week, Republican opposition to the Iran deal has devolved considerably. Senate Republicans spent the week in chaos, raising uncertainty about whether their measure of disapproval would even reach a key procedural vote (Senators agreed… Continue Reading  

Is This How It Ends?

by Ali Gharib and Jim Lobe Twelve years after playing perhaps the pivotal role in leading the United States into its worst foreign policy disaster since at least the Vietnam War, Dick Cheney took the podium at the American Enterprise… Continue Reading  

Dick Cheney Never Disappoints

by Jim Lobe Previewing his September 8 address on the Iran deal to (who else?) the American Enterprise Institute, Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have published a lengthy op-ed (“Restoring American Exceptionalism”) in Saturday’s print edition of The Wall… Continue Reading