Schakowsky Statement on Why She Won’t Attend Bibi’s Speech

by Jim Lobe Despite growing pressure to attend Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress next Tuesday, a number of Democrats have issued statements outlining their reasons for staying away. Perhaps the most politically significant… Continue Reading

Forget Bibi: Let’s Hear More from Our NATO Allies

by Jim Lobe  As a framework deal for a comprehensive nuclear accord between the P5+1 and Iran becomes more likely by the end of the month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu and his U.S. allies are stepping up their… Continue Reading

The Unwritten American Rules of the Road

by Alfred W. McCoy “The sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in 1922, meaning that a nation’s leader can defy the law to serve the greater good. Though Schmitt’s service as Nazi Germany’s… Continue Reading

Iranophobia Complicates the Fight against ISIS

by Eldar Mamedov As the March deadline for a political framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran approaches, Iran’s regional rivals have ratcheted up their opposition to a deal. The preferred line of attack now seems to be that the… Continue Reading