Neoconservative Delusions on Azerbaijan

by Eldar Mamedov If there is one feature for which neoconservatives are well known, it is their reckless disregard for reality, no matter how many times and how badly their policies have backfired–especially in the Middle East. This feature was… Continue Reading  

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

by Emile Nakhleh President Trump’s new National Security Strategy and the negative reaction his announcement on Jerusalem has generated in the UN Security Council and General Assembly do not bode well for America’s relations with friendly Arab countries and the… Continue Reading  

Erdogan’s New Focus on Jerusalem

by Giorgio Cafiero U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has unleashed widespread rage across the Muslim world. One of the numerous consequences has been heightened tension in Turkish-Israeli relations, historically a pro-Western alliance that… Continue Reading  

The Peace Process Is Dead: Thanks, Obama

by Mitchell Plitnick As the curtain drops on 2017, it drops too on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as we have known it. At the age of 24, that process has finally died, with none other than President Donald Trump pulling… Continue Reading  

Drugs versus Nukes

by Paul R. Pillar Those wishing to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program, have never given up. The agreement’s ever-lengthening successful record, now more than two years old, of keeping closed… Continue Reading