Stoking War with Iran Courts Disaster

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by Emile Nakhleh If President Trump’s recent pronouncements on Iran are to be believed, it’s all but certain that he will not recertify the Iran nuclear deal the next time around. He is expected to accuse Iran of advancing its… Continue Reading  

Abrams at State: The Marriage of Trump and the Neocons?

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by Michael Flynn The growing anticipation that President Donald Trump will name Elliott Abrams deputy secretary of state under Rex Tillerson has observers from across the political landscape scratching their heads—and in some cases fuming. An opponent of Trump during the presidential race,… Continue Reading  

Neoconservativism in a Nutshell

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by Jim Lobe I’ve been asked to give a kind of Neoconservatism 101 over the next 15 minutes or so, which is a big challenge for me. It took seven hours to get through the subject with the Institute for… Continue Reading  

Aleppo and 1914

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by Paul R. Pillar The centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of World War I elicited comparisons between the circumstances of the European crisis that touched off that horrendous conflict and conditions that surround current international conflicts. Many such comparisons… Continue Reading  

Waging Endless War From Vietnam to Syria

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by Greg Grandin In April 2014, ESPN published a photograph of an unlikely duo: Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and former national security adviser and secretary of state Henry Kissinger at the Yankees-Red Sox season opener. In… Continue Reading