Trump’s Choice of Bolton Satisfies His Biggest Donor

10965911365_2152d97fae_z

by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Last August, shortly after John Kelly replaced Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and Steve Bannon was fired as the president’s chief strategist, John Bolton complained that he could no longer get… Continue Reading  

John Bolton: The Essential Profile

bolton-friends-of-beit-el

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.

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

USConsulateJerusalem

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  

Ceasefire in Syria—Now What?

unsec

by Robert E. Hunter The United Nation Security Council has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, “a durable humanitarian pause for at least 30 consecutive days throughout [the country].” Like all such agreements, it contains a lot of “ifs” and… Continue Reading  

A Nuclear Deal with Iran Remains the Least Bad Option

640px-Msc_2006-Saturday,_16.00_-_18.00-IMG_0405

by Peter Jenkins Abbas Araghchi was in London last week. Araghchi, one of Iran’s deputy foreign ministers, was a negotiator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the July 2015 agreement designed to resolve international concerns about the nature… Continue Reading