Motivations for the Dead-End Policy on Iran

Mike Pompeo (State Department via Fickr)

by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent speech on Iran, although titled “After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy,” was not new at all. It was mostly a recitation of the same arguments, with the same fallacies… Continue Reading  

White House Joins Netanyahu In Making Case for Iran Deal

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu (Wikimedia Commons)

by Ben Armbruster Something remarkable happened last night regarding the Iran nuclear agreement. Despite Donald Trump’s years-long uninformed noise about how terrible the deal supposedly is, the White House inadvertently justified its existence. In what appeared to be an effort… Continue Reading  

“Fake News” a Growing New Threat to Press Freedom

Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly

by Thalif Deen When a Malaysian politician of a bygone era was asked about the “leading newspapers” in his country, he shot back: “We don’t have any leading newspapers in our country because all our newspapers are misleading.” But that… Continue Reading  

Gaza: The Open-Air Prison Seethes

Protest in Gaza (stichting kifaia via Flickr)

by Paul R. Pillar Two recent pieces of news highlight—one indirectly and the other directly—the plight of inhabitants of the miserable patch known as the Gaza Strip. The indirect report involves demographic data, based on official Israeli numbers that surfaced… Continue Reading  

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

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by Gordon Adams I am not a religious person. But as I watched the streaming of the March for Our Lives on Saturday, I was returned to my childhood reading of the Old Testament. These impressive young people were articulating… Continue Reading