The Real Costs of Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem


by Zaha Hassan During his meeting with the Israeli prime minister last week, President Trump told reporters that moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will only cost US taxpayers $250,000 rather than the billion-dollar price tag he… Continue Reading  

After 53 Years, Obama To Normalize Ties with Cuba


by Jim Lobe In perhaps his boldest foreign policy move during his presidency, Barack Obama Wednesday announced that he intends to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba. While the president noted that he lacked the authority to lift the 54-year-old… Continue Reading  

Arab Democracies and the West


via IPS News Anti-Western protests across the Arab Islamic world denouncing the anti-Islam video, reportedly produced in the United States, is a serious test for the new democratic governments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere. It is time for… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post: The neoconservative pundit attacks the Obama… Continue Reading  

Diplomatic Fiasco: Canada Severs Relations with Iran


By Bryan Gibson via The Majalla Recently, the Canadian government severed ties with Iran, citing threats to its diplomats in Tehran. While Israel has hailed the decision as a “clarion call to action”, few Canadian diplomats are convinced. It is… Continue Reading