Tomgram: Engelhardt, The President’s Military Mantra

The Militarized Surrealism of Barack Obama Signs of the Great American Unraveling By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of It’s already gone, having barely outlasted its moment — just long enough for the media to suggest that no one thought it… Continue Reading  

Pawlenty Explains How To Cook Up Vital National Interests After A War Has Started

Reprinted with permission of Think Progress Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty delivered a major foreign policy address this morning at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. The former Minnesota governor, still the darling of Washington’s hawks, spoke out… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, War Fever Subsides in Washington

On the Mend? America Comes to Its Senses By Andrew J. Bacevich Reprinted with permission of At periodic intervals, the American body politic has shown a marked susceptibility to messianic fevers.  Whenever an especially acute attack occurs, a sort of delirium… Continue Reading  

Iran needs to be Squeezed and Ahmadinejad needs to go

In case you missed these Iran-related talking points last week… Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying that “Iran is very vulnerable in the oil sector, and it is there that more could be done… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Foreign Policy and the End of the American Era

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad Stephen M. Walt, co-author of the ground-breaking The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, gave a keynote address on “Obama’s Foreign Policy and the End of the American Era” at an event is co-hosted by the IIEA and UCD’s… Continue Reading