Israel Joins Chinese Bank, Defies U.S. 

by Jim Lobe Updating the post I wrote a couple of weeks ago on how the U.S. failed to persuade some of its closest allies not to join the new Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), it’s worth noting that… Continue Reading  

The Retreatniks

by John Feffer The new talking point for the Republican Party — actually, it’s an old talking point in expensive new clothing — is “America is in retreat.” That’s the title of a recent book by Bret Stephens, a Wall… Continue Reading  

Washington Misses Bigger Picture of New Chinese Bank

by Jim Lobe Bibi Netanyahu’s election, persistent violence through much of the Middle East and North Africa, and intensified efforts to forge a nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran topped the news here in Washington this week. But a… Continue Reading