How Assassination Sold Drugs and Promoted Terrorism

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by Andrew Cockburn As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary — a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen — the U.S. sticks stolidly to its strategy of “high-value targeting,” our… Continue Reading  

Shinzo Abe and the Apology Olympics

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by John Feffer Imagine an international event sometime in the near future known as the Apology Games. It is held every four years and features teams of professional diplomats, politicians, and conflict resolution specialists (with a few actors thrown into… Continue Reading  

Elliott Abrams’ Shell Game on Settlements

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by Mitchell Plitnick The shell game is a tried-and-true method of persuading people to give their money to the person running the game. In political terms, it’s also a reliable method of persuading people to buy into the political stance… Continue Reading  

Amendments Submitted to Corker Bill on Iran

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by Jim Lobe For those of you who are paying attention to the ongoing Senate debate over the Corker bill asserting Congress’s authority to review any final deal negotiated between the P5+1 and Iran, the Council for a Livable World/Center… Continue Reading  

Deal with Iran Would Not Move Jews Toward GOP

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by Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum Andrew Kohut, founding director of the Pew Research Center and director of Pew’s Global Attitudes Project, wrote a piece last week for Real Clear Politics asking, “Would Iran Deal Imperil Jews’ Loyalty to Democratic Party?” On first blush,… Continue Reading