Dissidents Join Iranian Majority in Supporting Nuclear Deal

by Jasmin Ramsey Seventy-four prominent Iranians living abroad who self-identify as opponents or critics of the Iranian government have signed the following letter urging Congress to support the nuclear agreement with Iran. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and journalist Maziar Bahari, both former political… Continue Reading  

Revealed: The Lessons of Khobar Towers

by Paul R. Pillar Saudi Arabia reportedly has taken custody of Ahmed al-Mughassil, accused of being a central figure in the truck bombing at Khobar Towers in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1996 in which 19 American airmen died. The report… Continue Reading  

Dick Cheney Never Disappoints

by Jim Lobe Previewing his September 8 address on the Iran deal to (who else?) the American Enterprise Institute, Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have published a lengthy op-ed (“Restoring American Exceptionalism”) in Saturday’s print edition of The Wall… Continue Reading  

Some Dubious Characters, Connections Among Ex-Military Foes of Iran Deal

by Ali Gharib and Grace Cason When something big happens in the foreign policy world—especially a political issue that requires a vote in Congress—advocates try to shore up their positions with what are called, in public relations terms, “validators.” On… Continue Reading  

Bush-Era Torture Apologists Whitewash Their Crimes

by John Kiriakou The CIA’s torture-era leadership just won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the CIA had tortured its prisoners, that torture was official U.S. government policy, and… Continue Reading