Netanyahu Makes a Case for the JCPOA

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by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu’s display of a cartoon bomb before the United Nations General Assembly nearly six years ago received much ridicule but at least was grounded in some facts about uranium enrichment levels and how they relate… Continue Reading  

Shmuley Boteach’s China Hypocrisy

Shmuley Boteach

by Eli Clifton Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has never made it a secret that he’s enamored of his biggest patron, casino billionaire and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson. Adelson contributed $500,000 to support Boteach’s failed congressional campaign in 2012 and provides the… Continue Reading  

Thinking about the Thinkable

Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad

by Robert E. Hunter The late Herman Kahn created a major stir in 1962, when he published a comprehensive and deeply unsettling study on thermonuclear war, Thinking About the Unthinkable. Fortunately, his propositions about what was understood, in retrospect, to… Continue Reading  

The End of US National Interest

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

by John H. Johns and Trita Parsi It was not even a month ago that Donald Trump signaled that he wanted to get U.S. troops out of Syria. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” he… Continue Reading  

“Velvet Revolution” Takes Armenia into the Unknown

Nikol Pashinyan (Wikipedia)

by Olesya Vartanyan When opposition Member of Parliament Nikol Pashinyan led a knot of marchers through northern Armenia in April to protest the return to power of long-serving leader Serzh Sargsyan, no one guessed his campaign would prompt the country to… Continue Reading