American Strength in Dialogue and Engagement

by Paul R. Pillar Fidel Castro has put out on media run by the Cuban Communist Party a rambling piece that is a reply of sorts to what President Obama said during his recent visit to Cuba, and especially to… Continue Reading  

Erik Prince: Energizer Bunny

by David Isenberg One has to give credit to Erik Dean Prince, the controversial co-founder and former head of the private security company once known as Blackwater. He is the Energizer Bunny. When it comes to getting involved in foreign… Continue Reading  

Time for Maturity in the White House Attitude to Iran

by Peter Jenkins The article “The Obama Doctrine” in the April issue of The Atlantic lays bare a striking contrast in the White House’s attitude to two states that pose a challenge to US interests: Iran and China.

Are We in a New American World?

by Tom Engelhardt The other week, feeling sick, I spent a day on my couch with the TV on and was reminded of an odd fact of American life. More than seven months before Election Day, you can watch the… Continue Reading  

Making America Great, and Saving Israel in the Process

by Paul R. Pillar A depressing sameness characterized the speeches of presidential candidates to the recently concluded exercise in fervid conformity that is called the AIPAC annual meeting. Although the event and the organization ostensibly are dedicated to support for,… Continue Reading