The House That Bibi Built

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by James J. Zogby For half of the past two decades Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has served as prime minister of Israel. Whatever his ultimate fate (given the ongoing criminal investigations he is currently facing), it is clear that he has… Continue Reading  

New Trump, Old Bottles

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by John Feffer It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to discover that U.S. foreign policy is about as easy to turn around as a warship in dry dock. Despite any number of promises to shake things up — during… Continue Reading  

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

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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  

The Wrong Messengers for Erdogan

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by Jim Lobe One of my great frustrations in watching the neoconservatives for so much time has been the willingness of so many sensible and truly liberal (in the best sense of the world) individuals to give them a legitimacy… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Is War Imminent?

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by Emile Nakhleh No, war is not imminent between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Arabia’s ad hoc warlike posturing against Iran and continued war in Yemen, however, will exacerbate regional tensions and deepen the misery of Arab peoples. The Saudi… Continue Reading