Anniversary of Iran Nuclear Deal: Neocons Still Anti-Diplomacy


by Ali Gharib There is going to be a storm of hot takes to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal. And the first drops are already falling. The take that caught my eye at this early stage… Continue Reading  

Bill Kristol’s Bizarre Third-Party Pick


by Eli Clifton Bill Kristol was taking incoming from Donald Trump on Tuesday morning, which the neoconservative pundit relished. Even Trump seemed nervous about Kristol’s boasting over the weekend that “there will be an independent candidate—an impressive one, with a… Continue Reading  

Obama the Anti-Semite?


by Ali Gharib There’s an odd, but not altogether surprising, line of attack developing against the Obama administration and other proponents of the Iran nuclear deal: that they are anti-Semites. How did this happen? The meme mostly owes to salvos… Continue Reading  

Neocons vs. Neocon on Iran


by Ali Gharib Maybe I spoke too soon when I declared the fight over the new Iran bill wending its way through Congress as one between hard-line neoconservatives and AIPAC. The broad outlines of what I wrote remain true—everything from… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawks Clearly Unhappy With Corker


by Jim Lobe Three days after the Obama White House surprised many of its staunchest foreign-policy supporters by lifting its veto threat over a watered-down Corker-Menendez bill, it’s become quite clear that hard-line neoconservatives and their congressional allies are unhappy.