The Legacy and Lessons of Zbigniew Brzezinski

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by Robert E. Hunter Zbigniew Brzezinski’s funeral last week at Washington’s St. Mathew’s Cathedral was characterized by The New York Times as remembrance of “a Lost Era…a bygone political moment most [of the mourners] seemed to prefer.” That was true… Continue Reading  

Neoconservativism in a Nutshell

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by Jim Lobe I’ve been asked to give a kind of Neoconservatism 101 over the next 15 minutes or so, which is a big challenge for me. It took seven hours to get through the subject with the Institute for… Continue Reading  

53 National Security Leaders Hail JCPOA Implementation Day

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by Jim Lobe More than four dozen former senior national-security officials and members of Congress have issued a statement hailing Saturday’s announcement of “Implementation Day” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and citing it as a reaffirmation of… Continue Reading  

The Politics of Hostage-Taking in Iran

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by Mansour Farhang The day that Iranian students attacked the U. S. embassy in Tehran— November 4, 1979—marks a durably contentious date in US–Iranian relations. Henry Kissinger once described Iran under the late Shah as “that rarest of things in international… Continue Reading  

Henry of Arabia

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by Greg Grandin The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key… Continue Reading