Riedel: How A Clash with Iran Could Destabilize Afghanistan

By Daniel Luban At Tuesday’s Brookings Institution panel on Afghanistan, Brookings fellow Bruce Riedel discussed Iran’s capacity to destabilize Afghanistan in the event of a Washington-Tehran confrontation. Riedel, of course, is the former CIA analyst and NSC staffer who chaired… Continue Reading  

Eli D Greenberg to bring “transparency”

By Eli Clifton Eli D Greenberg—the former attorney and listed contact for the Clarion Fund—has resurfaced as the head of an independent committee tasked with policing and encouraging greater transparency in the nonprofit foundations within the Sephardic communities in New… Continue Reading  

“Where does the hatred come from?”

By Eli Clifton and Daniel Luban This fall, U.S. law enforcement personnel will have their final chance to take advantage of a rare opportunity. Participants will travel to Israel to receive “homeland security training,” but the counterterrorism briefings and martial… Continue Reading  

Will ‘The Wall Street Journal’ Denounce Alvaro Uribe?

By Daniel Luban Reuters reports: Colombian President Alvaro Uribe stepped closer to re-election on Tuesday when a congressional committee approved a bill aimed at allowing him to run for a third term next May, but a tough vote looms in… Continue Reading  

The Missing Guest from the 2007 Bahamas Conference

By Eli Clifton Retired Air Force General Charles “Chuck” Wald’s opinion piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal is worth a read for followers of LobeLog and the neocon ‘’echo chamber’’. Wald was one of the invited speakers at the ‘’Confronting… Continue Reading